"Age remains the most consistent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Surprisingly then an estimated 10% of diagnoses are now seen in people below the age of 50. In many countries vigorous management of vascular risk coupled to improved stroke services have led to falls in stroke incidence and to improvements in morbidity and mortality. However figures for younger adults have remained unchanged or have risen."
Click here to read more in this article from Dr. Chris Ball, Life/Health Consulting Medical Officer, Gen Re.