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

This article by Robbie Neiswanger from THE MORNING NEWS
IN RAZORBACK CENTRAL

Athletes Not Immune To Strokes
Arkansas Receiver On The Recovery Trail

LAST UPDATED FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 7:16 PM CDT

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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