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Silent strokes common in young people?

February 19, 2009 7:13:28 AM PST
A new study shows that silent strokes are more common in younger people than first thought.Silent strokes occur when small blood vessels in the brain become blocked or rupture, but they're not accompanied by the classic warning signs of a stroke.

Research suggests that silent strokes may be at least five times more common than full blown strokes in people under 65, and not uncommon in people under the age of 50.

However, the findings point out that those who suffer from silent strokes appear more likely to experience other health problems as well.


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