Are You at Risk for Stroke?
Every 40 seconds
In the United States, a stroke occurs about every 40 seconds. Every four minutes someone dies of stroke.
If a family member has had a stroke, everyone in the family has a higher risk of stroke.
People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to have a stroke.
Evaluate Your Risk for Stroke with Our Online Risk Assessment
Lower your risk and follow these tips
Know your numbers
Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke.
Have your cholesterol level checked and know your cholesterol levels, including your HDL cholesterol (good), LDL cholesterol (bad) and triglycerides (bad).
Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking doubles your risk of stroke, so stop smoking today!
Getting 30 minutes of vigorous activity every day helps control your stroke risk.
Eat fruits and vegetables
A diet containing five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day can help reduce your risk of stroke.
Stroke Awareness Month Events
Free Stroke Risk Assessment Screenings
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Located in the Ross Heart Hospital Lobby
Throughout May, get your free stroke screening every Thursday.
Hands-On Experience with Canyon Adventure
May 8 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Join Dr. Lynne Gauthier and experience our innovative at-home video game, “Canyon Adventure,” designed for recovering stroke patients.
Twitter Chat with American Heart/Stroke Association
May 14 from 3 – 4p.m.
Questions about stroke? Join us on Twitter and use #StrokeChat to ask our experts about stroke prevention.
Stroke is an emergency, so it’s important you act F.A.S.T. Check out this video to learn more!
Revolutionizing Stroke Rehabilitation
Our researchers have developed a therapeutic at-home gaming system for stroke patients who experience motor weakness.
“My colleagues immediately recognized something was wrong.” Hear stroke patient Michael shares how his coworkers saved his life.
Bringing Comfort to the Community
Our Medical Center is a regional hub for quality stroke care. Our telestroke network is linked with 28 hospitals across the state so that, in real time, our stroke experts can provide assistance to physicians and their patients in largely rural areas. This network is helping to build important relationships with healthcare providers across Ohio as well as increasing our patient base.
Committed to Quality Care
Our Comprehensive Stroke Center is a part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart/Stroke Association as a Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus award. This award recognizes our Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care.
Learn more about Ohio State’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.