The Prognosis of Stroke in the Elderly

  • C. Fieschi
  • M. Frontoni
  • A. Carolei
  • C. Argentino
  • S. Bernardi
  • M. Rasura
  • M. Gentile
Conference paper

Abstract

Few studies have been focused on the prognosis of cerebrovascular disease in patients aged 65 years and over. Predictors of stroke-associated mortality were studied by Kay-Tee et al. [11], whose cohort of patients was 65–84 years old. Age resulted as the most significant independent risk factors for death after stroke in both sexes. Cigarette smoking and elevated systolic blood pressure were also related to increased stroke-mortality risk, whereas the effects of cholesterol, glycemia, and obesity were not discernible.

Keywords

Cholesterol Obesity Ischemia Dementia Stratification 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Fieschi
    • 1
  • M. Frontoni
    • 1
  • A. Carolei
    • 1
  • C. Argentino
    • 1
  • S. Bernardi
    • 1
  • M. Rasura
    • 1
  • M. Gentile
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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