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Symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses: prevalence and prognosis in patients with acute cerebral ischemia.
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PMID:  20588014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: In Caucasian patients with acute stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) due to symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses (ICAS), only limited data on the recurrent stroke rate and its associated risk factors have been reported. In view of the increasing options for endovascular interventions, we sought to investigate the prevalence, risk for recurrent stroke and mortality in these patients. METHODS: A total of 304 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke or TIA due to 50-99% ICAS were prospectively documented in 19 German stroke centers. In 201 patients (68.1% of the survivors), a central biannual telephone follow-up could assess recurrent stroke and mortality up to a median of 2 years after the index event. RESULTS: An ischemic cerebrovascular event attributable to symptomatic ICAS was found in 2.24% of the consecutively admitted patients. The overall cumulative recurrent stroke rate after admission was 17.9% (95% CI = 13.4-23.5) for the first year and 23.3% (95% CI = 17.8-29.8) over 3 years. After correction for age and sex, only previous stroke (HR = 2.11, 95% CI = 1.14-3.91) and diabetes (HR = 2.41, 95% CI = 1.33-4.37) were significantly associated with recurrent stroke. CONCLUSION: Although the prevalence of this etiology seems very low in patients admitted to German stroke centers, we found a high risk of recurrent stroke in patients with symptomatic ICAS. Whether endovascular interventions can reduce this high risk needs to be determined in a randomized trial.
R Weber; K Kraywinkel; H-C Diener; C Weimar;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1421-9786     ISO Abbreviation:  Cerebrovasc. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100851     Medline TA:  Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Neurology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, Essen, Germany.
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M Heyden / ; C Hagemeister / ; M Müller / ; K Luckner / ; C Weimar / ; C Fritzsch / ; A Khaw / ; K Weissenborn / ; S Kaendler / ; C Terborg / ; D Michalski / ; C Röhrig / ; M Goertler / ; G Zindler / ; A Kloth / ; T Mieck / ; R Huber / ; P Möller / ; S Grieshammer /

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