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Risk factors associated with ischemic heart disease occurence in acute ischemic stroke patients.
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PMID:  22660218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aims. At specific time periods following ischemic stroke (IS), acute coronary syndrome as ischemic heart disease (IHD) represents a higher risk of death than IS. Not all IS patients can undergo specific examination for IHD detection. The aim of this study was to assess exclusive risk factors (RFs) associated with IHD occurrence in IS patients. Knowledge of these RFs should help in stratifying IS patients for IHD detection. Materials and methods. This was a hospital-based, retrospective, single centre study. The sample consisted of 192 consecutive IS patients, divided into two subgroups - Subgroup 1 (54 patients without IHD; 55.6% males; 63.1 ± 11.8 years) and Subgroup 2 (138 patients with IHD; 39.1% males; 76.3 ± 9.6 years). The following factors were identified: age; sex; presence of arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus; plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density cholesterol, high-density cholesterol; body mass index; presence of carotid plaques. Logistic regression analysis was used for statistical evaluation. Results. Of all identified risk factors only age (OR=1.109; 95% CI: 1.069 - 1.150, P=0.001) and the presence of arterial hypertension (OR=6.298; 95% CI: 2.215 - 17.905, P=0.003) were exclusively and significantly associated with the presence of IHD in IS patients. Conclusions. Age and arterial hypertension may be exclusive risk factors associated with IHD in IS patients.
Michal Kovacik; Stefan Madarasz; Michal Kral; Tomas Veverka; Roman Herzig; Petr Kanovsky
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1213-8118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140142     Medline TA:  Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Comprehensive Stroke Centre, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc and University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic.
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