Risk factors, etiology, and outcomes of ischemic stroke in an international cohort of young adults

Takeaway

  • GOAL-initiative, an international study of young adults with ischemic stroke, showed regional and ethnoracial differences in ischemic stroke etiology, risk factors, and mortality.

Why this matters ?

  • Major regional differences in the incidence of ischemic stroke exist, suggesting that some unidentified risk factors and causes are present.

  • Data from the GOAL-initiative may be used to develop region-specific policies on stroke prevention.