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Stroke before age 50 greatly raises risk of death
Stroke before age 50 greatly raises risk of death

(March 20, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From the Netherlands - Having a stroke before the age of 50 significantly raises risk of dying in the following 20 years, according to a report published in JAMA. Researchers studied nearly 1,000 patients who had suffered a first TIA, stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage. Participants were between 18 and 50 years old at the outset of the study, and were followed for an average of 11 years. 20% of patients died d ruing the study period. Researchers found that cumulative 20-year risk of mortality was 25% for patients who suffered a TIA, 27% for ischemic stroke, and 14% for intracerebral hemorrhage. This increased risk of death was consistent, even after the second and third decade following the initial event.

 
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