Stroke Prevention and Risk Calculator

To help prevent a stroke:

  • Avoid fatty foods. Follow a healthy, low-fat diet. Include several daily servings  of fruits and vegetables. Adding fish to your diet at least twice a week may  be helpful. However, do not eat fried fish.
  • Do not drink more than 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day. 
  • Exercise regularly: 30 minutes a day if you are not overweight;  60 - 90 minutes a day if you are overweight. 
  • Get your blood pressure checked every 1 - 2 years,  especially if high blood pressure runs in your family. 
  • Have your cholesterol checked. If you are at high risk for stroke, your  LDL "bad" cholesterol should be lower than 100 mg/dL. Your doctor may  recommend that you try to reduce your LDL cholesterol to 70 mg/dL.  Few medications have been found to clear up plaque. Statins and other  cholesterol-lowering drugs can help prevent more plaque from forming. 
  • Follow your doctor's treatment recommendations if you have high blood  pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
  • Quit smoking.

Heart disease may be prevented by recommended healthy diet, regular exercise  and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Follow your health care provider's  recommendations for treatment and prevention of heart disease.

 Know your numbers: 

  • Weight 
  • Height 
  • BMI
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Blood Sugar 
  • Cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL) 
  • Triglycerides

Calculate Your Stroke Risk

Contact Stroke Center

For more information on Doylestown Hospital's Stroke Resource Center, please call Brooke Kearins, CRNP at 215-345-2543.