Was Luke Perry too young for a stroke?


The death of Luke Perry, after the actor suffered what his publicist said was a massive stroke, is evidence that the disease can affect people of any age, the American Heart Association said.
Perry, who starred in "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Riverdale," died Monday. He was 52.
"Although stroke often affects older individuals, it is not only a disease of the elderly," said Mitchell S. V. Elkind, chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. "There is evidence that stroke rates among young people are increasing in the United States and this requires additional research."
Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Riverdale,' dead at 52
A 2017 report by the American Academy of Neurology found that 15% of all ischemic strokes happen to young adults and adolescents. But a lack of research, awareness and frequency makes diagnosing the symptoms early on a challenge.    
Ischemic strokes account for 87% of all stroke cases. They occur when a blood vessel becomes blocked by fatty deposits and blood has trouble passing through to the brain.
Other types of strokes include thrombotic ischemic stroke -- triggered by a blocked vessel -- and a hemorrhagic stroke, caused by weakened blood vessels that rupture and bleed into the brain.

To read more about Luke Perry and the risk of stroke at any age, click here.
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Blue Sky Neurology at the 11th World Stroke Congress


Blue Sky Neurology's Dr. Jeff Wagner presented at the 11th World Stroke Congress (WSC 2018), which took place in Montréal, Canada.



 

Blue Skies Ahead - MS Patient Information

Find images and information from the event here!

September 24, 2018

We had an excellent turnout for our inaugural Blue Skies Ahead event!

We presented information about living with MS and ways to continue to lead a fulfilling life. The goal is to provide an opportunity for education on treatment options, prevention of disease progression, and optimal health and wellness.

Below you will find links to the presentation slides. Thank you for making this initial event a success - we look forward to offering additional patient education opportunities in the future!
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2018 Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado's Strides 5K


Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2018 Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado's Strides 5K, at City Park in Denver- the largest epilepsy awareness event in Colorado. Visitors to the Blue Sky Neurology exhibit learned about our 5 board-certified epileptologists, as well as about our 29 other neurologists seeing patients in 7 clinic locations along the Front Range. Thanks also to the Blue Sky Neurology team who helped raise funds and awareness, to directly support the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado.

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