Free Valet Parking

Doylestown Hospital will provide complimentary valet services Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm for patients and visitors. Learn more

Physician Location Changes

Doylestown Health Neurology and Doylestown Health Cardiothoracic Surgery practices will move to new office spaces. Learn more

Stroke Risk Factors

High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke. 

The following also increase your risk for stroke:

  • Diabetes 
  • Family history of stroke 
  • Heart disease 
  • High cholesterol  
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy Diet
  • Prior personal history of stroke or TIA
  • Increased age

Certain medications make blood clots more likely, and therefore your chances for a stroke. Birth control pills can increase the chances blood clots, especially in woman who smoke and who are older than 35.

Men have more strokes than women. But, women have a risk of stroke during pregnancy and the weeks immediately after pregnancy.

The following can increase the risk of bleeding into the brain, which makes you more likely to have a stroke:

  • Alcohol use 
  • Bleeding disorders 
  • Cocaine use 
  • Head injury

Contact Stroke Center

For more information on Doylestown Hospital's Stroke Resource Center, please call Brooke Kearins, CRNP at 215-345-0105.