Volume 8, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Autumn 2001)                   AJCM 2001, 8(3): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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          The aim of this study was evaluation of triglyceride and cholesterol levels in
   patients  with  ischemic  stroke admitted in neurology ward during one year
   (99-2000).Hyperlipidemia  is  one of the risk factor for  atherosclerosis and 
   ischemic stroke . Several studies have done for evaluation of changes in  
   triglyceride and cholesterol  level (HDL , LDL) in ischemic stroke patients. In the
   present investigation , these changes were studied in relation to age, sex and
   other risk factors. This study was supposed to answered to this question :  Is there
   any difference between Iranian patients and patients of other nationalities with
   regard to diet , race and  cultural backgrounds?

          In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, 115 ischemic stroke  patients , 
   admitted in neurology ward of Sina hospital,  during one year, were
   selected. After confirming the diagnosis of ischemic stroke , blood samples
   were sent to laboratory. Data obtained,  was analyzed by EPI6 package.

          Fifty four percent of patients were male and 46%  were female . The
   majority of them were urban resident and half of them came with
   hemiplegia. Cholesterol and LDL levels were increased  in  58% and 49%,
   respectively, and HDL levels were decreased in 60% of patients.  Most
   increases in cholesterol and LDL levels were  seen in patients between   61-70
   years  age groups. These changes were more frequent  in female patients
   than  in males and  more in patients with Hypertension.

          This study showed that there are  significant changes  in the levels of
   cholesterol , LDL and HDL, in patients   with ischemic stroke. In the studied
    population , hypertension and hyperlipidemia (Increased levels of cholesterol
   and LDL , decreased of HDL)  were  the major risk factors for ischemic stroke.
   Triglyceride was not shown  to have any significant role. we hope that to
   perform  other studies   in   larger skills, to evaluate some ambiguous findings.

     
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Special