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IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences


Recurrence of ischaemic troke in first 90 days: A prospective study


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Author Details: Shubhakaran, Amita Bhargav, Md Yasin, Jamashan Stone, Kirti Sachdeva

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 68

Article End Page : 69


Abstract

Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability yet preventive aspect specially recurrence of ischemic stroke is given less importance, especially in Indian literature. We conducted a prospective study on 297 patients from September 2013 to April 2015. We observed 22 recurrent events accounting to 7.5%. Important contributory factors were large hemispheric stroke, athero-thrombotic stroke and anti-platelet non-adherence. Patient education regarding anti-platelet adherence and other modifiable risk factors optimal care is must and so is the lifestyle modification.