Stroke while driving: frequency and association with automobile accidents

August 6, 2017

Driving while having a stroke is potentially life threatening, imagine driving down a dark road at night, or a busy peak hour city street and suffering a stroke? A group of researchers in Japan, have looked at stroke while driving and they may be on the way to pinpointing the risk factors, that may potentially be modified to make driving safer to those at risk of stroke. 

Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke spoke to Dr Joji Inamasu from Saiseikai Utsunomiya Byoin, Department of Neurosurgery in Tochigi, Japan. This article is published online, via the International Journal of Stroke. Please follow this link to read this article

In this study a majority of patients with stroke while driving were women, with a medium age of 63, age however, did not differ from gender, and the most common co-morbidity was hypertension across both stroke types.

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