Nonrelevant cerebral atherosclerosis is a strong prognostic factor in acute cerebral infarction

Jinkwon Kim, Tae Jin Song, Dongbeom Song, Hye Sun Lee, Chung Mo Nam, Hyo Suk Nam, Young Dae Kim, Ji Hoe Heo

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE - : We investigated whether the presence of nonrelevant cerebral atherosclerosis (NRCA) had prognostic value in patients with acute stroke. METHODS - : We compared prognosis in 780 consecutive patients with first-ever acute cerebral infarction who underwent cerebral angiography and diffusion-weighted MRI. RESULTS - : NRCA was present in 267 patients (34.2%). Multivariate analysis demonstrated that the presence of NRCA was independently associated with less improvement in National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score during the first 7 days (P=0.004), and a poor functional outcome (modified Rankin Scale score >2) after 3 months (odds ratio, 2.51; 95% confidence interval, 1.55-4.07). An increase in burden count of NRCA was also associated with poor outcomes. CONCLUSIONS - : The presence and burden count of NRCA were associated with poor neurological outcomes in patients with acute cerebral infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2013-2015
Number of pages3
JournalStroke
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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    Kim, J., Song, T. J., Song, D., Lee, H. S., Nam, C. M., Nam, H. S., Kim, Y. D., & Heo, J. H. (2013). Nonrelevant cerebral atherosclerosis is a strong prognostic factor in acute cerebral infarction. Stroke, 44(7), 2013-2015. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.001111