(CINCINNATI) -- New research suggests that 14 percent of all strokes may be so-called wake-up strokes.
The study from the University of Cincinnati examined almost 2,000 cases of strokes seen in the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky region. Of the case studies, about one in seven occured while the person was asleep.
The average age for these wake-up stroke victims was 72. Most of these patients would have needed a clot-busting drug if they had been awake.
The study did not find major differences in habits or risk factors between wake-up stroke and conscious stroke victims.
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