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The Essen Stroke Risk Score in One-Year Follow-Up Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients.
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PMID:  21346341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background and Purpose: We aimed to validate the usefulness of the Essen Stroke Risk Score (ESRS) to predict stroke recurrence in a hospital-based follow-up study. Methods: We followed up 730 consecutive patients admitted to a neurological stroke unit in Berlin, Germany, with ischemic stroke (IS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA). The mean follow-up time was 13.4 months (SD 5.9). We calculated the time of event-free survival by Kaplan-Meier estimates. Results: The cumulative rate of a recurrent stroke was 10.4% (76 of 730). The risk of a recurrent stroke was significantly higher in patients with an ESRS >2 (p = 0.01; log rank). The area under the curve (AUC) was 0.59. The risk of a vascular event (VE), defined as a fatal or nonfatal IS or myocardial infarction, was significantly higher in patients with an ESRS >2 (p = 0.003; log rank). The AUC was 0.58. Stratifying the data at exact 1-year follow-up, 9 of 185 (10.3%) patients with an ESRS ≤2 suffered a recurrent stroke, while 56 of 311 (18%) patients with an ESRS >2 did so (p < 0.02; χ(2)). Thirty-six of 196 (18.4%) patients with an ESRS ≤2 suffered a VE, while 156 of 353 (35.7%) patients with an ESRS >2 did so (p < 0.001; χ(2)). Conclusions: The ESRS identifies groups of patients with TIA or IS who are at significantly increased risk for a recurrent stroke and cardiovascular event. Patients with a high ESRS require short-term follow-up and reevaluation of secondary prevention strategies.
Sabine Fitzek; Lutz Leistritz; Otto W Witte; Peter U Heuschmann; Clemens Fitzek
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1421-9786     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100851     Medline TA:  Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  400-407     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Neurology, DRK-Kliniken Berlin-Köpenick, Berlin, Germany.
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