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Young Stroke Program: Path to Get Back into Action

Rehab Management
December 8, 2022
By Stephanie Zanvettor, PT, CBIS, CCI

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans are faced with the challenge of recovery after a stroke.1 While the majority of strokes occur in people aged 65 and older, the incidence has been increasing in adults aged 49 years and younger over the last three decades. This can potentially be attributed to the fact that risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, have been on the rise among younger and middle-aged adults.2 In 2014, nearly 40% of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old.1