Journal article

Prevalence and risk factors of ischaemic stroke in the young: a regional Australian perspective

Pakeeran Siriratnam, Amelia Godfrey, Ellie O'Connor, Dora Pearce, Chih-Chiang Hu, Ashlea Low, Casey Hair, Ernesto Oqueli, Anand Sharma, Thomas Kraemer, Ramesh Sahathevan

Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: There is no universally accepted age cut-off for defining young strokes. AIMS: We aimed to determine, based on the profile of young stroke patients in our regional centre, an appropriate age cut-off for young strokes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all ischaemic stroke patients admitted to our centre from 2015 to 2017. We identified 391 ischaemic stroke patients; 30 patients between the ages of ≤50, 40 between 51-60 inclusive and 321 ≥ 61 years of age. We collected data on demographic profiles, risk factors and stroke classification using the Trial of Org 10 172 in Acute Stroke Treatment criteria. RESULTS: We found significant differences between the ≤50 and ≥61 age groups ..

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