Is it important to classify ischaemic stroke?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220533
Title:
Is it important to classify ischaemic stroke?
Authors:
Iqbal, M; Bilal, S; Sarwar, S; Counihan, T
Affiliation:
University College Hospital, Newcastle Rd, Galway. mudassir213@hotmail.com
Citation:
Is it important to classify ischaemic stroke? 2012, 105 (2):52-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220533
PubMed ID:
22455241
Abstract:
Thirty-five percent of all ischemic events remain classified as cryptogenic. This study was conducted to ascertain the accuracy of diagnosis of ischaemic stroke based on information given in the medical notes. It was tested by applying the clinical information to the (TOAST) criteria. Hundred and five patients presented with acute stroke between Jan-Jun 2007. Data was collected on 90 patients. Male to female ratio was 39:51 with age range of 47-93 years. Sixty (67%) patients had total/partial anterior circulation stroke; 5 (5.6%) had a lacunar stroke and in 25 (28%) the mechanism of stroke could not be identified. Four (4.4%) patients with small vessel disease were anticoagulated; 5 (5.6%) with atrial fibrillation received antiplatelet therapy and 2 (2.2%) patients with atrial fibrillation underwent CEA. This study revealed deficiencies in the clinical assessment of patients and treatment was not tailored to the mechanism of stroke in some patients.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Brain Ischemia; Carotid Artery, Internal; Carotid Stenosis; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies; Stroke; Stroke, Lacunar
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBilal, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSarwar, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCounihan, Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-25T14:36:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-25T14:36:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.citationIs it important to classify ischaemic stroke? 2012, 105 (2):52-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22455241-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/220533-
dc.description.abstractThirty-five percent of all ischemic events remain classified as cryptogenic. This study was conducted to ascertain the accuracy of diagnosis of ischaemic stroke based on information given in the medical notes. It was tested by applying the clinical information to the (TOAST) criteria. Hundred and five patients presented with acute stroke between Jan-Jun 2007. Data was collected on 90 patients. Male to female ratio was 39:51 with age range of 47-93 years. Sixty (67%) patients had total/partial anterior circulation stroke; 5 (5.6%) had a lacunar stroke and in 25 (28%) the mechanism of stroke could not be identified. Four (4.4%) patients with small vessel disease were anticoagulated; 5 (5.6%) with atrial fibrillation received antiplatelet therapy and 2 (2.2%) patients with atrial fibrillation underwent CEA. This study revealed deficiencies in the clinical assessment of patients and treatment was not tailored to the mechanism of stroke in some patients.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshBrain Ischemia-
dc.subject.meshCarotid Artery, Internal-
dc.subject.meshCarotid Stenosis-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshStroke-
dc.subject.meshStroke, Lacunar-
dc.titleIs it important to classify ischaemic stroke?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Hospital, Newcastle Rd, Galway. mudassir213@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten

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