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Module 2 - Stroke Risk Factors

Knowledge

  • Name at least 6 treatable or controllable risk factors for stroke.
  • Name at least 4 populations (groups of individuals) that have an increased risk of stroke.

Clinical Applications and Reasoning

  • Relate the major "modifiable" stroke risk factors to stroke pathogenesis.
  • Develop a series of questions that would enable you to screen a patient for major stroke risk factors, and create a stroke risk profile for that individual.
  • Consider ways that individuals living in a community might be encouraged to learn more about stroke, and to take part in a screening for stroke risk factors.

Clinical Applications to Patient Education

  • Develop three points that you would use in explaining to a patient or family member how hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or carotid stenosis is related to the risk of having a stroke.