Understanding stroke and risk factors
An easy-to-understand guide to stroke, including causes, types of stroke and how to reduce risk for stroke. View the interactive guide
or download the PDF
BE FAST: Know the signs and call 9-1-1
Stroke can be treated! But you have to BE FAST. Learn the signs and what to do if you see them.
Know your stroke risk
Take a quick quiz to determine your risk of stroke. You’ll receive a personal health report with your results. Start quiz
Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., medical director of Providence Stroke Center, explains stroke risk factors in this video excerpt from Your Role in Stroke Prevention.
A Hole in the Heart: The Link between PFO & Stroke: Read about how Patent Foramen Ovale, or a hole in the heart, can affect stroke risk. View the PDF
Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable by working to manage personal risk. Learn about how to reduce risk and how to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms. View the PDF
High Blood Pressure and Stroke:
This brochure discusses how managing high blood pressure can reduce stroke risk. View the PDF
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Don’t ignore a TIA or mini-stroke just because the symptoms go away within 24 hours. Here’s why. View the PDF
Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., medical director of Providence Stroke Center, explains a transient ischemic attack (TIA) in this video excerpt from Your Role in Stroke Prevention.
Ask the stroke experts
Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., and Lisa Yanase, M.D., Providence Brain and Spine Institute, answer basic questions about stroke. Read the article
Can I prevent stroke? How can I reduce my risk? Why is timing so important? Get the answers to these questions or submit your own. Watch videos and see article answers
American Stroke Association Website
National Stroke Association Website
National Stroke Association: Women and Stroke
The Internet Stroke Center