Washington: Experts are raising health concerns after observing increasing number of stroke incidents among younger adults. Data from Ohio and Kentucky showed that more young people were having strokes while the number was decreasing among older people.
Kissela added: “As physicians, we need to look for these potent risk factors even in young people. Stroke is a life-changing, devastating disease. It can affect young people, and we hope these data will serve as a wake-up call. “From a public health standpoint, we need to do our best to prevent stroke at any age and monitor for stroke and stroke risk factors in all patients.” The study’s co-authors included Kathleen Alwell, Jane Khoury, Charles J. Moomaw, Daniel Woo, Opeolu Adeoye, Matthew L. Flaherty, Pooja Khatri, Simona Ferioli, Joseph P. Broderick, and Dawn Kleindorfer. The study was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2010. ANI
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