How does the incidence and risk for ischemic stroke vary among age groups?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Although stroke often is considered a disease of elderly persons, one third of strokes occur in persons younger than 65 years. [47] Risk of stroke increases with age, especially in patients older than 64 years, in whom 75% of all strokes occur.


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