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A clinico – radiological study of ischemic stroke in a tertiary care hospital in North Telangana

Year : 2019 | Volume : 7 | Issue : 1 Page : 79-84

Bharathkanth Reddy M1, Ranjith Kumar P2

1Senior Resident,2Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagunur, Karimnagar, Telangana, India.

Address for correspondence: Address for Correspondence: Dr. Ranjith Kumar P, Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences,Karimnagar,Telangana,India.


Abstract Introduction: Stroke is the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Patients present with varied clinical presentations.

Objectives: To evaluate the clinical profile and radiological profile of ischemic stroke patients. To assess the outcome in relation to various clinical and radiological presentations using National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS).

Materials and Methods :This is a hospital based prospective cross sectional study done in Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences during the period from February 2016 to July 2016 which comprised of 150 patients.

Results :Stroke is most common as the age advances. Risk factor association is the main cause for development of stroke.

Conclusion ::NIHSS is helpful in identifying persons with stroke from those suspected to have stroke. Knowledge about identifying and reading radiological investigations will help in assessing the severity of stroke.

Keywords :: Stroke Scale, Computed tomography scan, Ischemic heart disease.


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