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STROKE-MORTALITY RISK FACTORS

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STROKE-MORTALITY RISK FACTORS

1. Age, ischemic vs. haemorrhagic stroke: 30-day mortality in patients 45-64yrs old being less than that for those aged 65yr and older for ischaemic & haemorrhagic strokes.

2. Mortality in the first year after stroke: 25% to 40%.

3. Risk of another stroke within the first year: 12% to 25%.

4. Other risk factors: old age, severe stroke, brainstem involvement, haemorrhagic stroke, decreased consciousness, premorbidly dependent (patient admitted from nursing home), DM, cardiac disease, delayed presentation.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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