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.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
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Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
No two strokes are the same. How well you recover and how long it takes is different for everyone, but making sure that you receive treatment as quickly as possible will give you the best chance of making a good recovery.
Information about atrial fibrillation for healthcare and other professionals.
You are twice as likely to die from stroke if you smoke. So stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.