Interview: Cryptogenic Stroke in 29 Year Old

We can't thank Alex enough for turning his difficult experience into a learning opportunity for pharmacists and patients alike!

Interview: Cryptogenic Stroke in 29 Year Old
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If you're under the age of 30, having a stroke is probably the last thing you're worried about, and for good reason. It's very rare for people in their 20s to have a stroke! Having said that, it's certainly not impossible.

Last week we took a deep dive into the unknown and explored the concept of cryptogenic stroke. The author of that article was pharmacist Alex Poppen who was just 29 years old when he suffered from a cryptogenic stroke last year.

Not only did Alex provide us with great information on cryptogenic stroke, he also agreed to sit down with us for a 1-hour interview about his experience. Below you'll find his account on the entire experience including the patient perspective, how his stroke was treated, and what we as pharmacists can take away from something like this. We can't thank Alex enough for turning his difficult experience into a learning opportunity for pharmacists and patients alike!