Prevalence of risk factors for ischaemic stroke and their treatment among a cohort of stroke patients in Dublin.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324323
Title:
Prevalence of risk factors for ischaemic stroke and their treatment among a cohort of stroke patients in Dublin.
Authors:
McDonnell, R; Fan, C W; Johnson, Z; Crowe, M
Affiliation:
Health Information Unit, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Dublin. bmcdonnell@ehbhiu.iol.ie
Citation:
McDonnell R et al. Prevalence of risk factors for ischaemic stroke and their treatment among a cohort of stroke patients in Dublin. Ir J Med Sci. 2000:169(4):253-7
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Oct-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324323
PubMed ID:
11381792
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11381792
Abstract:
The majority of strokes are due to ischaemia. Risk factors include atrial fibrillation, hypertension and smoking. The incidence can be reduced by addressing these risk factors. This study examines the prevalence of risk factors and their treatment in a cohort of patients with ischaemic stroke registered on a Dublin stroke database.; Patients admitted to any of three acute hospitals with a diagnosis of stroke during a one-year period in 1997/98 were registered on a database using the European Stroke Database format. Data relating to common risk factors were analysed.; There were 238 ischaemic stroke cases registered. The most frequent medical risk factors were: hypertension (45%), atrial fibrillation (27.3%), and previous disabling or non-disabling stroke (33.2%). There was an increasing trend with advancing age for atrial fibrillation (p < 0.001). Some 23% (54/233) were current smokers. A significantly higher proportion of patients with no medical risk factors were smokers or consumed excessive alcohol compared with those who had medical risk factors.; Medical risk factors for stroke were common among stroke patients and not optimally treated, particularly with regard to atrial fibrillation and previous stroke. Smoking was a major behavioural risk factor among younger patients and much health gain could be achieved in this group through primary prevention strategies.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: The majority of strokes are due to ischaemia. Risk factors include atrial fibrillation, hypertension and smoking. The incidence can be reduced by addressing these risk factors. This study examines the prevalence of risk factors and their treatment in a cohort of patients with ischaemic stroke registered on a Dublin stroke database. METHODS: Patients admitted to any of three acute hospitals with a diagnosis of stroke during a one-year period in 1997/98 were registered on a database using the European Stroke Database format. Data relating to common risk factors were analysed. RESULTS: There were 238 ischaemic stroke cases registered. The most frequent medical risk factors were: hypertension (45%), atrial fibrillation (27.3%), and previous disabling or non-disabling stroke (33.2%). There was an increasing trend with advancing age for atrial fibrillation (p < 0.001). Some 23% (54/233) were current smokers. A significantly higher proportion of patients with no medical risk factors were smokers or consumed excessive alcohol compared with those who had medical risk factors. CONCLUSION: Medical risk factors for stroke were common among stroke patients and not optimally treated, particularly with regard to atrial fibrillation and previous stroke. Smoking was a major behavioural risk factor among younger patients and much health gain could be achieved in this group through primary prevention strategies.
Keywords:
STROKE AND TIA
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Brain Ischemia; Chi-Square Distribution; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Prevalence; Prospective Studies; Risk Factors; Stroke
ISSN:
0021-1265

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorFan, C Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Zen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowe, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-06T10:58:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-06T10:58:24Z-
dc.date.issued2000-10-
dc.identifier.citationMcDonnell R et al. Prevalence of risk factors for ischaemic stroke and their treatment among a cohort of stroke patients in Dublin. Ir J Med Sci. 2000:169(4):253-7en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265-
dc.identifier.pmid11381792-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324323-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: The majority of strokes are due to ischaemia. Risk factors include atrial fibrillation, hypertension and smoking. The incidence can be reduced by addressing these risk factors. This study examines the prevalence of risk factors and their treatment in a cohort of patients with ischaemic stroke registered on a Dublin stroke database. METHODS: Patients admitted to any of three acute hospitals with a diagnosis of stroke during a one-year period in 1997/98 were registered on a database using the European Stroke Database format. Data relating to common risk factors were analysed. RESULTS: There were 238 ischaemic stroke cases registered. The most frequent medical risk factors were: hypertension (45%), atrial fibrillation (27.3%), and previous disabling or non-disabling stroke (33.2%). There was an increasing trend with advancing age for atrial fibrillation (p < 0.001). Some 23% (54/233) were current smokers. A significantly higher proportion of patients with no medical risk factors were smokers or consumed excessive alcohol compared with those who had medical risk factors. CONCLUSION: Medical risk factors for stroke were common among stroke patients and not optimally treated, particularly with regard to atrial fibrillation and previous stroke. Smoking was a major behavioural risk factor among younger patients and much health gain could be achieved in this group through primary prevention strategies.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe majority of strokes are due to ischaemia. Risk factors include atrial fibrillation, hypertension and smoking. The incidence can be reduced by addressing these risk factors. This study examines the prevalence of risk factors and their treatment in a cohort of patients with ischaemic stroke registered on a Dublin stroke database.-
dc.description.abstractPatients admitted to any of three acute hospitals with a diagnosis of stroke during a one-year period in 1997/98 were registered on a database using the European Stroke Database format. Data relating to common risk factors were analysed.-
dc.description.abstractThere were 238 ischaemic stroke cases registered. The most frequent medical risk factors were: hypertension (45%), atrial fibrillation (27.3%), and previous disabling or non-disabling stroke (33.2%). There was an increasing trend with advancing age for atrial fibrillation (p < 0.001). Some 23% (54/233) were current smokers. A significantly higher proportion of patients with no medical risk factors were smokers or consumed excessive alcohol compared with those who had medical risk factors.-
dc.description.abstractMedical risk factors for stroke were common among stroke patients and not optimally treated, particularly with regard to atrial fibrillation and previous stroke. Smoking was a major behavioural risk factor among younger patients and much health gain could be achieved in this group through primary prevention strategies.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11381792en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subjectSTROKE AND TIAen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshBrain Ischemia-
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distribution-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshStroke-
dc.titlePrevalence of risk factors for ischaemic stroke and their treatment among a cohort of stroke patients in Dublin.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Information Unit, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Dublin. bmcdonnell@ehbhiu.iol.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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