Stroke Symptoms in Young More Likely Missed by Emergency Doctors

April 7, 2014 9:46 PM

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A recent study shows that stroke symptoms in the young are more likely to be missed by emergency doctors. The researchers at the John Hopkins University noted that women and those of ethnic minority were also likely to be misdiagnosed if they attended an ER with symptoms of the ailment.

Study lead author, Dr. David Newman-Toker noted that those under 45 are less likely to suffer from a stroke than older people. This leads to the symptoms being missed, because more emergency room doctors are not looking out for them.

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