Acute Complications of Stroke

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Adnan Khan
Akhtar Sherin
Hussain Ahmad
Muhammad Asghar Khalil


To study the frequency of acute complications of stroke in patients admitted in general neurology unit LRH, Peshawar. This study was conducted on 50 consecutive patients of acute stroke presenting within 7 days of onset of stroke. All patients fulfilling WHO definition of acute stroke were admitted in Neurology unit of LRH. Patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage were excluded from study. After initial assessment for degree of neuro deficit  and functional status, patients were investigated for stroke subtypes and underlying causes. Daily assessment of all patients for occurrence of complication was done till discharge from hospital or death of the patients. Post stroke complications are common and alter the outcome of stroke. Multidisciplinary stroke units are needed to decrease the complications of acute stroke.

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Khan A, Sherin A, Ahmad H, Khalil MA. Acute Complications of Stroke. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 28 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];18(2). Available from:
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