Strokes suffered by young people in the past may have been “underdiagnosed and underappreciated”

This article by Robbie Neiswanger from THE MORNING NEWS

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FAYETTEVILLE — Something was wrong with Brian Mullen.

The professional hockey player didn’t feel right that August day in 1993. His keys unusually fell out of his hands several times. He was stumbling around, too, for unknown reasons. And he had trouble speaking, slurring his words.

Mullen, who was playing in the NHL for the New York Islanders, was in his early 30s. He was in great shape, preparing for his 12th season in the league. So he wasn’t exactly expecting what doctors eventually told him.

How could he have suffered a stroke?

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Published by David Dansereau

Licensed Physical Therapist, Nutritionist and Author in private consulting practice at PTC Physical Therapy Consulting and SmartMovesPT. is my blog and members resource to raise stroke awareness and educate the public about reducing stroke risk as well as provide tips, tools and review new technologies for stroke recovery. Learn about my book, Body in Balance sold on Amazon at Liten to the Know Stroke Podcast here:

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