Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
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This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.