Stroke in young adults: what are the trigger factors?


  • Trigger factors for stroke have different effects between individuals. Studying the personalized effect of trigger factors may provide insight into stroke mechanisms and allow for preventative measures to be tailored to individual young adult patients. 

Why this matters

  • Stroke in young adults differs from stroke in the elderly, with the cause of stroke remaining unknown in approximately 30% of cases in young adults.

  • With the rising incidence of stroke in young adults, it is important to identify trigger factors for stroke to provide treatment and adequate long-term prognoses.