STUDY: Hospitalization For Strokes Increases For African Americans

man in hospital bed

Fewer people are being hospitalized for strokes — except among young adults and African-Americans, according to new observational research in the open access Journal of the American Heart Association.

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In 2000-10, the number of adults admitted to U.S. hospitals with ischemic stroke fell 18.4 percent, according to researchers who analyzed a national database on about 8 million hospital stays each year.

Ischemic strokes, which are caused by artery blockages, are the most common type of stroke.