Characteristics of first ever ischemic stroke in the very elderly: Profile of vascular risk factors and clinical outcome

Publication year: 2011
Source: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

E., Auriel , A.Y., Gur , O., Uralev , S., Brill , L., Shopin , …

 Purpose: Age is the most significant non-modifiable risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS). With increasing expectancy of life, the majority of IS patients will be elderly subjects. We studied the epidemiological, clinical and rehabilitation features of patients aged ≥85years with first-ever IS. Methods: Demographic data, prevalence of risk factors, etiology of stroke, severity of neurological deficit, major complications and mortality rates were collected from a hospital-based stroke registry and compared between patients at the age of 65–84 and ≥85. Clinical assessment was performed by means of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and Modified Rankin Scale (mRS). Results: Among 216 patients aged ≥85years…