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What conditions should I be screened for to help prevent a stroke?

Four out of five stroke victims have no apparent symptoms or warning signs. Simple, low-cost screenings help you identify a problem as early as possible. Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and carotid artery blockage are both significant risk factors for stroke. Having both screenings provides a more complete stroke risk assessment.

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