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Stroke Incidence And Demographic Properties Of Patients In Ardahan Province [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-08634

Stroke Incidence And Demographic Properties Of Patients In Ardahan Province

Mehmet Hamamcı
Bozok University Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Neurology, Yozgat, Turkey

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the demographic, etiologic and, clinical characteristics as well as stroke of incidence of the patients with the diagnosis of stroke in Ardahan province, which is the gateway from our country to Caucasus (Caucasia).
Materials and Methods: This study has a descriptive design, the hospital records of patients diagnosed as having stroke or cerebrovascular disease (CVD) between June 2015 and June 2016 in Ardahan State Hospital were retrospectively investigated.
Results: In the defined one year period, 196 individuals were admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of acute stroke. The incidence of stroke was 199 / 100.000 person-years per year. Of these patients, 71.4% (n = 140) were diagnosed with an ischemic stroke and 20.4% (n = 40) were diagnosed with hemorrhagic stroke. The incidence of ischemic stroke was determined as 142 / 100.000 person-years per year. The incidence of hemorrhagic stroke was determined as 41 / 100.000 person-years per year. Ipsilateral muscle weakness was the most common complaint in 78.1% (n = 153) of the patients. Of the patients, 3.6% (n = 7) were admitted to the hospital within 3 hours after the onset of the complaints and 75.5% (n = 148) were brought to our hospital by ambulance
Conclusion: Although the results of this study are generally compatible with other studies in the literature, they also show differences. The incidense of stroke in our country and the demographic characteristics of stroke patients differ from other countries, at the same time there may be regional differences. For this reason, the data in this study are important as they provide information about our country and its northeastern region.

Keywords: Stroke, epidemiology, incidence, cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Hamamcı, Türkiye

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