Q: Are there medical tests that can help prevent a stroke?


A: Yes, there are some screening tests that can help prevent stroke such as blood pressure tests and blood tests (measuring in particular blood glucose and cholesterol levels). Medical examinations may include echocardiography, which is a test that can exclude heart disease (a risk factor for stroke) as well as Doppler ultrasound, which highlights carotid stenosis, a risk factor for future stroke occurrences.