Advances in Life Science and Medicine
Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Pages 01-07
Risk Factor Profile and Clinical Course of 66 Cases of Stroke at Private Specialty Hospital in Central India; A Prospective Observational Study
Stroke is second among killers in persons above 40 years, which is significant challenge amid increasing longevity. Besides, the morbidity resulting from stroke imposes very heavy health care costs and ruin of quality of life in survivors. Risk factors of stroke are largely the same as for cardiovascular disease, needing similar prevention through appropriate measures. Most strokes are thrombo-embolic in origin but their pathogenic ground is laid gradually. Population segments need be examined to build local evidence base of risk factors for stroke. Interventions can thus be rationally planned. The gravity of oxidative stress and inflammatory mechanisms marked by the risk factor profile needs understanding and dictates prognosis and hence management. Present investigation relates to stroke patients hospitalized at paid tertiary care center in Nagpur central India toward generating local evidence.
Stroke risk factors, Stroke epidemiology, Stroke prevention