15 Percent of Common Strokes Occur in Adolescents and Young Adults, Says Study

by Sheela Philomena on  September 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A new study finds that 15 percent of the most common type of strokes occur in adolescents and young adults.
 15 Percent of Common Strokes Occur in Adolescents and Young Adults, Says Study
15 Percent of Common Strokes Occur in Adolescents and Young Adults, Says Study

Co-author neurologist Jose Biller of Loyola University Medical Center said that the impact of strokes in this age group is devastating to the adolescent or young adult, their families and society.

About 85 percent of all strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by blockages that block blood flow to the brain. And more young people have risk factors for ischemic strokes.

Those risks include high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, abnormal cholesterol levels, congenital heart disease and smoking.

Strokes in young people have a disproportionally large economic impact, because they can disable patients before their most productive years. And while coping with the shock of having a stroke, "younger survivors may be dealing with relationships, careers and raising children - issues that require additional awareness and resources," the consensus report said.

Biller, one of the nation's leading experts on stroke in young people, is second author of the consensus report. Biller is chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. First author of the report is Aneesh Singhal, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital.

The study has been published in the journal Neurology.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Stroke Aphasia Transient Ischemic Attack PLAC Test for Cardiovascular Disease Red Flag Symptoms You Must Never Ignore 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

Advertisement

News Category

News Archive