UVA Neurosciences and Behavioral Health Center

Calculate your personal risk of having a stroke.


Stroke can happen at any age, even in infants. In fact, one-third of strokes happen to people under age 65.

Many of the risk factors for stroke can be changed. Smoking, obesity, heavy drinking, high blood pressure — all can play a role, as can conditions such as heart disease.


UVA is one of only five Level 1 Trauma Centers in Virginia and has the region's largest team devoted to stroke care, recovery and research, including doctors with more subspecialty training to handle the many different aspects of stroke care. We also have stroke-certified nurses and the most advanced imaging technology available.