Etiologic investigation of ischemic stroke in young adults.

  title={Etiologic investigation of ischemic stroke in young adults.},
  author={Vincent Larrue and Nawel Berhoune and Pierre Massabuau and Lionel Calvi{\`e}re and N Raposo and Alain Viguier and N. Ben Nasr},
  volume={76 23},
OBJECTIVES We attempted to classify causes of ischemic stroke in young adults using a progressive diagnostic algorithm and the ASCO (atherosclerosis, small-vessel disease, cardiac source, other cause) classification system. METHODS Patients aged 16-54 years consecutively treated for acute ischemic stroke in a tertiary stroke unit were included in this retrospective analysis. Causes of stroke were classified using the ASCO system, which assigns a graded level of likelihood to each potential… CONTINUE READING
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