One of the main priorities of your cardiovascular system is to maintain an adequate blood pressure to ensure sufficient blood flow to your brain.HYPERTENSION is a blood pressure of >140/90mmHg or being on blood pressure medication (140 is the systolic and 90 is the diastolic blood pressure). High blood pressure increases with age, after age 50 it steadily increases.
About 15 million people will have a stroke each year. There are many reasons why people have a stroke and many strokes happen because of modifiable risk factors.Six million people will die of a stroke, and 5 million become permanently disabled.If you knew you were at risk and had the chance, would you want to prevent a stroke from happening? Each of the following attributes includes a percentage that indicates stroke risk.