Tweet Chat Summary: Stroke in Young Adults
Stroke hosted a Tweet Chat Monday, March 12, on the topic of stroke in young adults.
Stroke Social Media Editor Dr. Waleed Brinjikji and Dr. Lester Y. Leung led a stimulating discussion that covered a wide range of issues, including epidemiology, diagnostic work-up, imaging, and treatment of stroke in the young.
Dr. Waleed Brinjikji, MD, (@WBrinjikji) is a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist currently completing a second year of interventional training at Toronto Western Hospital. He completed his diagnostic radiology and diagnostic neuroradiology training at the Mayo Clinic. His primary interests are in stroke intervention and imaging.
Dr. Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc, (@LesterLeung) is the director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center and the founder and director of the Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) program at Tufts, the first longitudinal care program for young adults with stroke in the U.S. He conducts health services research related to young adult stroke, focusing on areas of improvement for facilitation of acute care and improvements in post-acute care, especially identifying late complications of stroke. He is also involved in patient advocacy for young adults with stroke.
Also, check out summaries from our previous Tweet Chats:
Imaging Biomarkers in Acute Ischemic Stroke (Joint Chat with the American Journal of Neuroradiology)