Ischemic stroke in Korean young adults.

  title={Ischemic stroke in Korean young adults.},
  author={Sun Uk Kwon and Jong Sung Kim and Jae Hyuk Lee and Myoung Chong Lee},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={101 1},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the characteristics of ischemic stroke in Korean young adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS We prospectively studied 149 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke aged between 15 to 44 years who were admitted to Asan Medical Center. All patients underwent brain CT/MRI and the majority of them underwent cerebral anglogram, echocardiography and laboratory studies for coagulopathy and vasculitis. Stroke subtypes were classified according to TOAST criteria. RESULTS In our… CONTINUE READING


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