Are you at risk for a stroke?

Are you at risk for a stroke?

Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks blood from getting to the brain or a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

Lifestyle and medical conditions affect whether a person is at risk for stroke. For example:

  • Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
  • Do you have diabetes?
  • Have you been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you avoid exercise?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are at a greater risk for stroke and should look for ways to change your lifestyle and improve your overall health.

Learn more about stroke.

Learn more about stroke risk factors.

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Swedish TeleStroke Program

Learn more about becoming a partner hospital.

For more information contact us at or call 206-320-3112

Watch a video about TeleStroke

TeleStroke links experts at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute with emergency department physicians throughout the state to evaluate stroke patients.


One Patient's Story

TeleStroke technology made the difference for Buck Garton.

Read Buck's story.

How you can help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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