Volume 16, Issue 4 (Feb and July 2012)                   hmj 2012, 16(4): 293-298 | Back to browse issues page

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Mazdeh M, Torabian S, Zafari P. Recurrent stroke in hospitalized patients, in Farshchian hospital of Hamadan, Iran : 2004 - 2009. hmj. 2012; 16 (4) :293-298
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-24-en.html
Associate Professor Department of Neurology
Abstract:   (8035 Views)
Introduction: Stroke is an acute neurologic deficit which lasts for more than 24 hours. Recurrence of stroke increases the probability of the death rate and disabilities. This study was conducted in Farshchian Hospital in Hamadan from 2004 to 2009 to investigate the recurrence of stroke in the hospitalized patients.
Methods: In a cross sectional study, all stroke patients hospitalized in neurology ward of Farshchian hospital surveyed from 2004 to 2009. The information gathered was based on research questions and an intended check list obtained from the patients the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-Square test.
Results: In this study, frequency of stroke recurrence was 939 from 5413 patients (17.35%). 864 cases (92.01%) were ischemic type and 75 cases (7.99%) were hemorrhagic type. Risk factors of recurrence stroke were hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, heart disease, smoking cigarette, hyperlipidemia, coagolopathy respectively. In this study, frequency of stroke recurrence death rate was 34.6%.
Conclusion: Controlling the risk factors through medical treatments and changing people’s life style is recommended. This can reduce stroke recurrence and its mortality rute.
Keywords: Stroke, Recurrence, Patients
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/15

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