We benefit young adults under 65 who experience stroke
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There is no uniform criterion to define the entity “young stroke” in scientific literature.
Approximately one fourth of all strokes occur at age of less than 65 years.
Incidence of ischemic stroke in the young has been increasing worldwide since 1980s to present.
Dissections alone cause about 15-20% of ischemic stroke in young people.
The reason for the ischemic stroke in the young remains cryptogenic in up to 50% of patients.
Source: Defining & Diagnosing Young Stroke by Jukka Putaala, MD.
“I’m thrilled by the work of YoungStroke to keep this issue in the forefront.”
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Executive Director, National Institutes of Health
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Bo Norrving, MD, PhD, Past President, World Stroke Organization
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