|Title:||Ischaemic stroke in Jordan: a 2-year hospital-based study of subtypes and risk factors|
|Abstract:||A retrospective study was made of 200 consecutive patients with first-ever ischaemic stroke, admitted to Jordan University Hospital over a 2-year period. The mean age was 61.2 years [range 29-95]. The most common stroke subtype was lacunar infarct [51.5%], but frequency of cardioembolic stroke was low [8.0%]. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and smoking were the most common risk factors for atherosclerotic non-cardioembolic stroke. Chronic atrial fibrillation was the most common risk factor for cardioembolic stroke. No patient had severe extracranial carotid or vertebral artery stenosis [> 50% narrowing]. Lacunar strokes presented predominantly as pure motor stroke [67/103] and were mainly in the internal capsule [34/ 103]. The favourable outcome [85% discharged home] may be due to the relatively young age and the predominance of lacunar infarcts|
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