Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States, and it can affect people of all ages. One of the main risk factors for stroke is high blood pressure. Other risk factors include:\n\nAge over 55\nAtrial fibrillation\nDiabetes\nFamily history of stroke\nHigh cholesterol\nRace (African-Americans are nearly twice as likely to have a first stroke.)\n\nIn this On Topic video, Jennifer Shen, MD, discusses inpatient stroke rehabilitation treatment, including the process of stroke recovery to restore patient quality of life. Learn more about stroke risk factors and prevention.