How Stroke Affects Young Patients

A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States. Although strokes are most common in people over 65, they can and do strike people of all ages. Many young people who have strokes don’t have many of the common risk factors, so being vigilant to stroke symptoms is even more crucial.

In this video, you’ll hear from a young stroke survivor. This patient experienced a stroke at age 20 with little warning. Although she suffered paralysis on one side of her body and was initially bound to a wheelchair, she now competes in 5K marathons and continues to work on her recovery. The video also reviews the important symptoms of a stroke to look out for in yourself and in others.

The Stroke Center in Las Vegas’ MountainView Hospital stands ready to react quickly during a stroke and help survivors through the recovery. Visit our  emergency room  for medical care at the first sign of a stroke. For more information, please call (703) 233-5474.

 

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