International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Neurology | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu: A Focus on Age, Gender, and Risk Factors

Dr. Sravan Thati [3] | Dr. Sumit Khupse [3] | Dr. Kingsley Jebasingh [3] | Dr. Sethuram A [3]

Abstract: Introduction: India faces an increasing burden of diseases such as coronary artery disease and stroke. Another peculiarity is that the number of stroke cases in young children is higher compared to the west. There are also differences between different states of India in terms of epidemiologic and clinical features of stroke. The aim of this study was to know the status of ischemic stroke burden in Kanyakumari, a district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Materials and Methods: The study included 100 consecutive patients admitted with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke at Kanyakumari Government Medical College, Asaripallam. The study included patients older than 18 years and cases in which the diagnosis was confirmed by brain CT scan. Results: Most patients were older than 65 years (63%) and among the older 34 (54%) belonged to the age group of 65-74 years. There were more women than men in the over 65 age group. Hypertension was the commonest risk factor for stroke. In the over 65 age group, most women had high LDL cholesterol (>100 mg%) p 0.02 OR 4.7 95% CI 1.38-15.9. Conclusion: Older women have a greater predilection for stroke. Hypertension was the commonest risk factor for stroke. Elevated LDL cholesterol is seen more often in older women. Earlier interventions targeting risk factors can prevent stroke.

Keywords: ischemic stroke, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 1983 - 1986

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