Table 1

Main Characteristics of ischemic stroke patients of Group 1 and 2.

Characteristics

Group 1

(n = 44)

Group 2

(n = 51)


Male (%)

65

60


Age (years)

57.3 (12.2)

57.1 (12.9)


Inheritance (%) **

37.8

14.7


History of TIA or previous stroke (%)**

18.9

6.4


History of myocardial infarction (%)

4.2

2.1


SBP, mm Hg

160.6(25.5)

165.8 (30.8)


DBP, mm Hg

90.2 (15.4)

92.4(14.6)


Body mass index, kg/m2

27.2 (5.8)

28.4 (2.6)


Total/HDL cholesterol, ratio

4.3 (1.2)

3.9(1.4)


Triglycerides, mg/dL

136 (69)

131 (72)


C reactive protein, mg/L

3.9 (1.2)

3.1(0.6)


Atrial fibrillation (%) *

17.8

12.6


Serum glucose, mg/dL

157.1 (58.6)

156.2(59.9)


Smoking (%)

32.6

35.7


Alcohol abuse (%)

4.2

5.3


Acute infections 1-2 months before stroke (%)

3.1

4.2


Psychological stress (%)*

17.8

11.5


Aspirin usage in current stroke %

32.6

34.8


HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in current stroke (%)

10.5

8.4


Fibrinogen, mg/dL

422.1 (100.2)

410.4 (106.8)


Leukocyte count, ×109/L

8.8 (2.2)

7.9 (2.6)


Temperature at admission (C°)

37.0 (1.4)

36.9(1.7)


Ischemic lesion volume (cm3)*

88.8 (11.7)

41.7 (9.6)


NIHSS score at admission **

20.2 (4.1)

8.6 (4.9)


NIHSS score on 7th day **

18.5 (3.2)

7.3 (3.5)


Infarct topography


Cortical (%)**

30.5

17.8


Subcortical (%) **

16.8

35.7


Stroke etiology


Large-artery atherosclerosis (%)

12.9

8.4


Cardioembolism (%)**

28.4

13.6


Small vessel occlusion (lacunar) (%)**

0

25.2


Other determined etiology (%)

3.1

2.1


Undetermined etiology (%)

3.1

4.2


Numbers represent mean (SD) or percentage as appropriate. NIHSS values represent median (interquartil range).

*P < 0.05 ** P < 0.001

Beridze et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-41

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