Background and Purpose: Limited data exist on the comparative recovery patterns and outcomes of patients with ischemic stroke (IS) and intracerebral hemorrhage (IH) in India. The goal of this study is to assess the specific influence of stroke etiology by neuro-imaging (hemorrhagic or non-hemorrhagic) on outcome of the patients.
Aims and Objectives: To study clinical profile, brain imaging and to compare outcome of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Materials & methods: Consecutive patients (aged >18 years) admitted to a hospital with a recent acute stroke due to ischemic stroke (IS) or hemorrhagic stroke (HS) were included during a one year (Jan 2013 to Dec 2013) period in tertiary care teaching hospital. This retrospective observational and non-interventional study was approved by ethical committee KIMSU Karad.
Results: Of total 298 patients with stroke, 259 (86.91%) had ischemic stroke (IS) and 39 (13.08%) had hemorrhagic stroke with predominance of ischemic stroke [‘p’ value
Ischemic stroke (IS). Haemorrhagic stroke (HS), hypertension, neuro-imaging