How will I know when a brain stroke will strike?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You may not know if and when a stroke will strike, but a future of functional disability may be sealed if you fall into a high-risk category and do nothing about it. While strokes are more common in older people, one in four people who have a stroke are under 65, and that includes young folks of all ages as well as middle-aged adults. It strikes women disproportionately, who are also more likely to be home alone and unable to get immediate help when a stroke strikes. Because when it comes to stroke, every minute matters.
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