Thursday, 20 December 2012

Recurrent stroke risk with metabolic syndrome

Chinese patients who have a stroke are at increased risk of a recurrent stroke if they have metabolic syndrome, Beijing researchers have shown.
In a study of more than 700 patients with ischaemic stroke, researchers from the Department of Neurology at Beijing's Tiantan Hospital, followed patients up at 3-month intervals for one year to monitor development of recurrent stroke or death. Metabolic syndrome was identified in 26% of the stroke patients and these patients had a higher rate of stroke recurrence (7%) than patients without metabolic syndrome (4%).
However, there was no difference in mortality (3.3% versus 3.5%, respectively).
Source: PLOS One

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