Prevalence of Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Its Risk Factors among Stroke Cases Admitted to Sulaimani General Teaching Hospital
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2018, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 3993-4001
Abstractbackground: Although hypertension remains the most common cause of non-traumatic Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), several other conditions and lifestyle factors have been associated with ICH such as age, gender, race differences, cigarette smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, anticoagulant treatment, dyslipidemia, and others .
Aim: Our aims are to estimate a prevalence and incidence of ICH among stroke cases within Sulaimani’s people, in addition to investigate the main risk factors of patients with ICH among stroke cases admitted to General teaching hospital in Sulaimani city.
Patients and method: In this study, 108 patients with either ischemic stroke or non-traumatic ICH were enrolled; these patients were recorded in Sulaimani General Teaching Hospital with a special form of demographic data. All patients were thoroughly examined and investigated with brain CT scan for all and brain MRI for some of them.
Discussion: Out of 108 stroke patient admitted, 33 patients (30.6%) had ICH, while 75 patients (69.4%) had ischemic stroke, 19 cases (out of 33) (57.58%) of ICH patients were females, while 14 (42.42%) of them were males. Among the modifiable risk factors of ICH, hypertension remains the most common risk which was present in 25 patients out of 33 (75.8%), but dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus were other less common risk factors which might have predisposed to the occurrence of ICH.
In conclusions: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, which is a common cause of mortality and morbidity, is relatively a common form of stroke in our locality which is more predominant in females. Hypertension is the main risk factor for spontaneous ICH
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