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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022
Descriptive Study of Clinical Profile and Neuro Imaging in Ischemic Stroke Patients
Dr. Ashutosh Mishra | Dr. Anil Kumar Kem 
Abstract: Background: stroke is leading cause of fatalities and disability in India. The stroke treatments work best if it is recognized and diagnosed within 3 hours of the first symptoms. Computed Tomography (CT scan) of brain available to precisely demarcate the area of cerebral infarction/hemorrhage. However, the advances of neuroimaging techniques not available in every health center of resource limited country like India. Act F.A.S.T concept will help to diagnose stroke where imaging facility not available. Objective: To analyze the risk factors, clinical profile, regional distribution of infarct based on neuroimaging and evaluates the final outcome of the patients. Methodology: A prospective cross sectional study carried out among ischemic stroke patients. Patients were interviewed for their symptoms, demographic data, co-morbidity and personal history of habits. In case of comatose patients, relatives/caretakers were interviewed. All cases were followed till the hospital stay to assess outcomes and mortality. Result: Ischemic stroke more commonly seen in male and patients with >60 years of age. >50% of patients had exposure of tobacco. 84% patients had weakness as a leading symptoms followed by speech disturbance (43%). Proportional mortality ratio was 6%. Conclusion: Majority of patient reported with smoking and alcohol which is modifiable risk factor to prevent stroke. Co-morbidity like hypertension, dislipidemia and diabetes is well known for the stroke need to be well managed in their early stage to prevent stroke. Outcome of patients in present study was quite good, though we need to prevent disease occurrence to decrease burden of disease itself.
Keywords: Clinical Profile, Neuro Imaging in Ischemic Stroke Patients
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,
Pages: 908 - 910