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
“YoungStroke serves as a model for others to follow.”
Bo Norrving, MD, PhD, Past President, World Stroke Organization
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DEFINING YOUNG STROKE
Enhance understanding of our diagnosis with this exclusive resource written by globally distinguished researcher Jukka Putaala, MD of Helsinki University.
Uncertain where to begin to seek help? Start here for resources benefiting stroke survivors across America.
RAISING THE VOICE OF YOUNG SURVIVORS
This set of 2015 articles in StrokeConnection highlights young stroke survivors and their unique paths to a healthy, normal life.
STROKE IN YOUNG ADULTS
A resource for patients and families by Patrice Lindsay, BscN, RN, M.Ed., PhD, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
YOUNG STROKE GLOSSARY
Here’s a quick reference for frequently used terminology among young stroke survivors written by peer Sharon Libby.
Policy makers are creating and revising an encyclopedia of disease classifications. Why should this matter to you? Find out this editorial by Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc.
This helps you talk to your healthcare team with prompts for common problems experienced after stroke. Fill it out and take it with you to each visit.