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Stroke in Young Adults and CI Therapy

Learn more about the statistics regarding young people and stroke, along with how CI Therapy is transitioning to being accessible at home.

Nancy Coulter-Parker and Emily Shearing Aug 04, 2015

By the Numbers: Young People and Stroke

When we think of someone having a stroke, we usually think of an elderly person. For this reason, stroke in younger children is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. What many people fail to realize is that as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity escalate in the younger population, so do strokes. Although children with sickle-cell anemia, congenital heart defects, and immune disorders account for a higher risk of stroke in children, kids sometimes have strokes for no known reason, just as adults do. Here are some facts to consider about strokes in young people:

 

 

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