Stroke: Controllable and Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Stroke: Controllable and Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death, hospitalization, and prescription drug use in Canada. Educating the general public about this topic can help with preventing, reversing, and managing this disease. This series of videos define strokes by looking at the two main types: ischemic and hemorrhagic, identify stroke symptoms, treatment options and lifestyle changes to reduce your stroke risk.
Music thanks to: bensound.com

This video was made by 4DM3 students Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame.

Please let us know how you liked this video and suggest additional topics for us to demystify.

Copyright McMaster University 2016

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