Which client is at the highest risk for a cerebrovascular accident CVA?

  • a 67-year-old Hispanic male
  • a 75-year-old African American female
  • a 60-year-old Caucasian male
  • an 82-year-old East Asian female
Number 2 is correct.
An African American woman over the age of 65 is at highest risk for a CVA. Other risk factors include smoking, family history of stroke or heart attack, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, and a history of atrial fibrillation.