Stroke in young patients sometimes misdiagnosed

February 23, 2009 8:36:32 AM PST
Young adults who suffer strokes are sometimes misdiagnosed. Researchers at Wayne State University in Michigan looked at data covering 57 stroke patients. They found that seven of those were misdiagnosed with other conditions, such as migraines, vertigo and alcohol intoxication.

A second study conducted at Michigan State University found that women are less likely than men to receive a blood thinning drug that can limit brain damage after a stroke.

These studies were presented at the International Stroke Conference.