Young Stroke Survivors Can Recover to Their Full Potential

Interesting conversation!

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Amy: This is Amy Steinbrech talking with Dr. Steven Edgley, the director of stroke rehabilitation at the University of Utah Health Care.

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Amy: Dr. Edgley, thank you for joining me so much in studio for a podcast on stroke recovery.

Dr. Edgley: My pleasure.

Amy: Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke. Strokes are becoming more common among young adults in the prime of their life. I’m wondering if you could tell me a little bit about stroke recovery process in the young stroke survivor.

Dr. Edgley: It’s true that about 10% of stroke patients are under the age of 50. This population represents a special population in terms of the unique challenges they face that are generally…

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