Prevalence of hospitalizations for cervical artery dissection-related stroke increases with age

Takeaway

  • The frequency of cervical artery dissection among people hospitalized with stroke increases with age.

Why this matters

    Cervical artery dissection is a common cause of stroke in younger people, but the role of dissection as a cause of stroke among older adults is less clear. These novel findings show that overall prevalence of dissection as a cause of stroke increases with age and could help to identify those at increased risk to enable better diagnosis and management.