Stroke a Growing Problem in the Young

The average age of patients presenting with a first stroke in the greater Cincinnati area dropped nearly 3 years, from about age 71 in 1993 to age 68 in 2005, researchers found. And the percentage of patients with stroke who were younger than 45 increased from 4.5 percent to over 7 percent during the same time period, Dr. Brett Kissela of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute reported at the American Stroke Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas. "That's tragic because young...Full Story
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