19 February 2009

Young Stroke Patients

When we say 'young' we mean those patients who are 45 years old and lower.

Yes, owing perhaps to a (modern) sedentary but stressful lifestyle, I have personally encountered patients consulting not just for high blood pressure or abnormal fasting blood sugar levels, but for high cholesterol levels and chest pains. There was a time when these symptoms were present only in patients who were older --- those who were in their early 60s and above.

ER staff should always think out of the box, and recognize the telling symptoms of stroke or heart attacks even in young patients.
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