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Risk factors for carotid stenosis in Thai patients with ischemic stroke/TIA.
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PMID:  20462893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We looked for risk factors for significant carotid stenosis (CS) in patients with ischemic stroke. We included all patients treated for an ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) and had a carotid duplex done from August 2006 to November 2008. A total of 458 patients were included. Significant CS of the extracranial internal carotid artery and the common carotid artery were found in 10.9% (50 of 458 patients). Age (≥65 years old) was the independent risk factor for CS (OR 4.0, P < .0001). The patients with a CS had more history of coronary artery disease (12% vs 8%, P = .32), prior ischemic stroke (18% vs 11%, P = .17), atrial fibrillation (10% vs 5%, P = .19), and smoking (28% vs 24%, P = .18) compared with the patients without CS. The evaluation of the carotid arteries should be recommended in patients with ischemic stroke/TIA, especially in the older ones (≥65 years old).
Pornpatr A Dharmasaroja; Kannakorn Intharakham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  2010-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Carotid Artery, Common / ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, Internal / ultrasonography
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  ultrasonography*
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Stroke / etiology*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex*

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