According to one study, adults between the ages of 16 and 50 evincing signs consistent with a stroke are sometimes misdiagnosed by emergency room doctors. For this reason alone, Florida patients might find this study, titled Misdiagnosis of Acute Stroke in the Young During Initial Presentation in the Emergency Room, noteworthy.
Among the findings of the study, 14 percent of the young patients reviewed were misdiagnosed with alcohol intoxication, vertigo, migraine, seizure and an inner ear disorder, where 'young patients" refers to individuals between the ages of 16 and 50. It was not until after these patients were released from the emergency room that they were diagnosed with having suffered a stroke. The failure to diagnose meant that the young adults missed the opportunity to receive time-sensitive treatment, which can be vital for stroke victims.