Volume 19 Supplement 1
Troponin level as a predictor of prognosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke
© Bayir et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
Published: 16 March 2015
The aim of this study was to identify the association between troponin level and the outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
We retrospectively investigated 152 patients admitted to our reanimation ICU for cerebrovascular accident between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013. Inclusion criteria were as follows: patients with acute ischemic stroke, measurement of serum troponin level and electrocardiography performed within 24 hours of admission. Not included were patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, no brain imaging or electrocardiography, previous myocardial infarction, stable or unstable angina pectoris before admission, previous coronary angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery.
These results suggest that increased serum troponin level at admission is associated with higher mortality rate. Troponin positivity on admission is an independent prognostic predictor in acute ischemic stroke.
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