RISK FACTORS FOR FIRST STROKE IN WOMEN LESS THAN 50

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Amir Shahzad
Shahid Abbasi
Amjad Nasim
Sumera Gul

Abstract

Objective: To determine the risk factors of first stroke in young women.

Material and Methods: Thirty seven young female patients admitted in medical ward were included. Clinical assessment and relevant investigations were carried out to identify the frequency of various risk factors.

Results: Out of these 37 patients, 8 (21%) had hemorrhagic stroke and 29 (79%) had ischemic stroke. Valvular heart disease was the most important risk factor for stoke and seen in 15 (51.7%) of ischemic stroke followed by hypertension and diabetes mellitus in 6 patients each (20.6% each) Mitral stenosis was the most common cardiac lesion. In hemorrhagic stroke, 5 (62.5%) had valvular heart disease and the presented with intracranial bleeding due to warfarin toxicity. One patient (12.5%) had hypertension and

one (12.5%) vascular malformation.

Conclusion: Valvular heart disease is the most common risk factor observed for first stroke in young females, (51.7%) followed by hypertension (20.6%) and diabetes mellitus (20.6%) each.

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Shahzad A, Abbasi S, Nasim A, Gul S. RISK FACTORS FOR FIRST STROKE IN WOMEN LESS THAN 50. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 16 [cited 2022 Oct. 4];23(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/258
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