International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11 (2017)

A study on risk factors of patients with acute ischemic stroke at a tertiary care hospital


Dr. Johnson George

Introduction: Large vessel intracranial atherosclerosis is the commonest cause of ischemic stroke in India. Only a small number of ischemic stroke cases are able to have the benefit of thrombolytic therapy. Presently, prevention of stroke is the best option considering the Indian scenario through control and/or avoiding risk factors of stroke.
Methodology: Patients satisfying inclusion criteria are enrolled within 24 hours of admission after informed consent.100 cases satisfying inclusion criteria was included. Data was collected using a pretested proforma meeting the objectives of the study. Detailed history, physical examination and necessary investigations will be undertaken.
Results: In our study, it is observed that hypertension which is the major risk factor for acute ischemic stroke was present in 79 % of patients. Hypertension present in 73% of males & 89% of females. Nearly 60% of males were smokers and alcoholics in the study population.
Conclusion: Risk factors like diabetes and dyslipidemia were present in 32% & 8% of the study population respectively.
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