The most important modifiable risk factor for ischemic stroke is hypertension. Other risk factors that can be corrected and modified include:
Cardiac disease: Atrial fibrillation, valvular disease, heart failure, mitral stenosis, structural anomalies allowing right-to-left shunting (eg, patent foramen ovale), and atrial and ventricular enlargement
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
Lifestyle issues: Excessive alcohol intake, tobacco use, illicit drug use, physical inactivity
Oral contraceptive use/postmenopausal hormone use
For more on the risk factors for ischemic stroke, read here.
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Cite this: Edward C. Jauch. Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Complications, Proper Workup, and Best Treatment Practices for Ischemic Stroke? - Medscape - Dec 29, 2014.