Stroke rates among young and middle-aged people worldwide are increasing and these groups now account for nearly one-third of all strokes, according to a new study. The analysis of data gathered between 1990 and 2010 found that the number of strokes among people aged 20 to 64 rose 25 percent during that time, and that this age group now accounts for 31 percent of the total number of strokes, compared with 25 percent before 1990.
The news that former Malcolm In The Middle actor, Frankie Muniz, has recently suffered his second mini-stroke at the age of 27, seems to bear out the study findings. He revealed the news on Twitter.
Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke. Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable.
What Is A Mini Stroke?
A mini stroke is medically known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA is a sign that part of the brain isn’t getting enough blood.One in ten people who suffer a TIA go on to have a stroke within a week if they remain untreated.