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Young stroke's double jeopardy

Those people unlucky enough to develop a ‘young stroke’ also have a higher mortality decades later. One-fifth of adults aged under 50 when they had their first transient ischaemic attack or stroke died within 20 years; 959 consecutive patients who survived the first month of stroke were studied. The increased mortality was higher in men. Half of the deaths were of vascular aetiology and cardioembolic stroke was the strongest predictor of premature mortality.

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