Metabolic Syndrome in Ischemic Stroke Patients at Liaquat University Hospital
Objective: To determine the metabolic syndrome in patients with ischemic stroke at Liaquat University Hospital. Study design: Cross sectional study
Place and Duration: Department of Medicine, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad from January 2015 to July 2015.
Methodology: A total of 184 patients diagnosed with ischemic stroke age of 30 to 80 years either gender were included. A blood sample was drawn from the patients in fasting state and was sent to the laboratory for serum triglyceride, serum HDL, and LDL cholesterol and fasting glucose level. Patients were diagnosed as metabolic syndrome on the basis of National Cholesterol Education Program – Third Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP ATPIII, 2001) criteria.
Results: Mean age of the patients was 51.1±9.04 years. Male were in majority 96(52.17%). Metabolic syndrome in patients with ischemic stroke was observed in 39.67% (73/184) cases. Patients with age of >50 years were significantly on risk of metabolic syndrome as compared to those having age less than 50 years p-value 0.001. No significant impact of gender was found on metabolic syndrome p-value 0.78.
Conclusion: It is concluded that metabolic syndrome was in 39.67% of the patients presented with ischemic stroke. Old age individuals were on more risk of development of metabolic syndrome.
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