Background Etiological factors, such as a malignant disease, in young stroke patients are often neglected. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the risk of developing cancer in young stroke survivors.
Methods The current case-control study sample included patients who received an initial ischemic stroke diagnosis documented in the Disease Analyzer database (IQVIA), which compiles data such as risk factors, drug prescriptions, and diagnoses obtained from general practitioners and specialists.
Results The stroke and non-stroke groups included 18,668 patients each; each group had 2836 (15.3%) participants 55 years (17.3% versus 9.5% and 29.4% versus 24.9%, respectively). The calculated hazard ratio for developing cancer within 10 years of follow-up was higher in the younger stroke population (
Conclusion In our cohort, young individuals aged
- Young stroke
- Stroke etiology
- ACUTE ISCHEMIC-STROKE
- VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM
- OCCULT CANCER