Drug, alcohol abuse tied to early-life stroke
Drug, alcohol abuse tied to early-life strokes
November 29, 2012
Younger adults who suffered a stroke were often smokers or had abused drugs or alcohol, according to a U.S. study that looked at over 1,000 patients. Strokes are often thought of as a condition of the elderly, but researchers said long-term changes in the heart, arteries or and blood as a result of drug abuse or heavy drinking may put users at higher-than-average risk earlier in life. "Substance abuse is common in young adults experiencing a stroke," wrote lead researcher Brett Kissela from the University of Cincinnati in the journal Stroke.
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Keywords: drug, alcohol, abuse, early-life, stroke