The Prognosis of Stroke in the Elderly
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. , 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.
KeywordsIschemic Stroke Stroke Patient Cerebrovascular Disease Acute Stroke Patient Significant Independent Risk Factor
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