Is it True Stroke Patients are Getting Younger?

June 04, 2018

We are seeing a trend that now stroke is no longer a disease of the old patient. In my practice, I do see 20-25% of the patient population now are younger than age 50. It is extremely common to have certain genetic diseases or conditions or risk factors which actually put you at a higher risk of having a stroke when you are in 30s and 40s.