Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Res Med Sci. 2012 Feb;17(2):167-70.

Metabolic syndrome in ischemic stroke: A case control study.

Author information

1
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine and Isfahan Neuroscience Research Centre, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The metabolic syndrome has known as an independent risk factor of stroke. The occurrence of this syndrome is due to genetic factors and lifestyle. This study was performed on the frequency of metabolic syndrome prevalence in ischemic stroke patients compare to control.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

one hundred ischemic stroke patients and 100 controls (with the same age and sex) were evaluated for this study.

RESULT:

62% of patient and 34% of controls had metabolic syndrome criteria according to National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) {OR: 3.2; 95% CI (1.9-9.7), P=0.001} Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in women was more than men (52% vs. 44%) {OR: 0.72; 95% CI (0.4, 1.3)}. Beside of metabolic syndrome, prevalence of metabolic syndrome components was significantly higher in stroke patients compare to controls.

CONCLUSION:

metabolic syndrome prevalence are more common in stroke patients compare to controls, but it should be noticed that the controls are in a risk of future stroke so they need special treatment to prevent it.

KEYWORDS:

Metabolic syndrome; prevalence; stroke

PMID:
23264792
PMCID:
PMC3525036

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center