Types of Strokes

An ischemic stroke is caused by a clot or other blockage within an artery leading to the brain. About 80% strokes are ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused when there is bleeding into or around the brain.
Anyone can have a stroke. The chances of having a stroke increase with certain risk factors. The good news is that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented if you are aware of the risks and how to manage them. The following conditions put you at greater risk for stroke:
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Smoking & Tobacco Use
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Obesity
Addressing these risk factors and modifying lifestyles can, therefore, help prevent strokes.
As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.