Stroke: incidence in India and management of ischaemic stroke

Sethi, P.K. (2002) Stroke: incidence in India and management of ischaemic stroke. Neurosciences Today, 6 (3). pp. 139-143.

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Abstract

It has been noted that stroke incidence may vary considerably from country to country. The prevalence of stroke in India was estimated as 203 per 100,000 population above 20 years, amounting to a total of about 1 million cases. The goal of management of ischaemic stroke patients in the acute phase is protection of the so-called penumbra zone. This zone comprises the brain tissues at risk of ischaemic damage. Brain tissues adjacent to the ischaemic core are often impaired, but is potentially reversible if the circulation is restored soon enough.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ischaemic Stroke, Management, India, Stroke, Brain Tissues, Prevalence
Subjects:Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Cerebrovascular Disorders
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Cerebrovascular Disorders > Cerebrovascular Accident
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
-Institutional Repositories > Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
ID Code:1753
Deposited By:Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Deposited On:11 August 2006

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