Agenda 18oct2019 PhD defense Mayte van Alebeek

Mayte van Alebeek Risk factors and prognosis of stroke in young adults: What to expect?

Through the studies in this thesis, the risk factors and long-term prognosis of stroke at a young age (18-50 years), with a special focus on pregnancy related complications are investigated.

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Mayte van Alebeek Risk factors and prognosis of stroke in young adults: What to expect?

Through the studies in this thesis, the risk factors and long-term prognosis of stroke at a young age (18-50 years), with a special focus on pregnancy related complications are investigated. The research showed that patients who are affected by a stroke at a young age have a lifelong high risk of developing recurrent vascular events, especially in those with traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Thereby, it was found that women suffered from pregnancy complications (such as gestational hypertension, HELLP syndrome and premature birth) more frequently after a stroke. On the other hand, the risk of having a recurrent stroke during a subsequent pregnancy was low. The information in this thesis may be helpful to counsel patients on the course of their disease. For future studies it is important to focus on all possible mechanisms of a stroke at a young age, as this may ultimately increase the possibility of more targeted treatment based on the underlying cause and its associated prognosis.

Thesis title: Risk factors and prognosis of stroke in young adults: What to expect?

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 18 October 2019
  • Time: 14.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Mayte van Alebeek (1986) studied medicine at the Radboud University Nijmegen and obtained her medical degree in 2011.

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Biography

Mayte van Alebeek (1986) studied medicine at the Radboud University Nijmegen and obtained her medical degree in 2011. In August 2011, she started her residency program in Neurology at the Neurology department of the Radboud university medical center. The research in this thesis was performed at Radboudumc and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Mayte expects to finish her specialization in 2020.
 


Promotor

  • Promotor(s): prof. H.F. de Leeuw PhD
  • Co-promotor(s): A.M. Tuladhar PhD

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