Stroke in young

Michael J. Katsnelson, David Della-Morte, Tatjana Rundek

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Stroke is a major healthcare problem ranking as the third leading cause of death and the first cause of disability in the Western countries. Although young adults are at a lower risk of stroke compared to older people, strokes affecting those who are at earlier stages of their productive lives have a greater social impact in terms of number of years of lost productivity and disability. The incidence of stroke in young people ranges between 60 to 200 new cases per year per one million inhabitants, and the overall incidence is about one episode per 100,000 patients per year. Stroke in the young is more frequent in change with industrialized countries, in women, and in blacks and Hispanics compared to whites. In this review we sought to discuss the risk factors, and specific diseases and causes associated with stroke in the young.Moreover, we will discuss the genetic impact on stroke in young, and the outcome and prognosis after stroke among young adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalPeriodicum Biologorum
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Arterial dissection
  • Genetics
  • Monogenic disorders
  • Prognosis
  • Stroke
  • Vascular outcomes
  • Vascular risk factors
  • Young

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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