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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

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Abstract

CASTANEDA-GUARDERAS, Ana et al. Registry of patients with stroke stated in a public hospital of Peru, 2000-2009. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.4, pp. 623-627. ISSN 1726-4634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000400008.

We performed a descriptive study taking on account the characteristics of the registries of the patients hospitalized at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia between the years 2000 and 2009 with stroke as hospitalization diagnosis. 2225 records were obtained from patients older than 18, with stroke. According to ICD-10, 1071 had diagnosis of ischemic stroke, 554 were hemorrhagic, 183 were subarachnoid hemorrhage, 49 were ischemic plus hemorrhagic, 10 were transient ischemic attack (TIA) and in 358 we were unable to specify the type of stroke. 352 deaths were recorded (19.6 %), most of them during the first 3 days. The male / female ratio was 1.09, the mean age 64.1 ± 17.2 years and the median length of hospital stay was 9 days. The most common associated conditions were high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The mortality found is the highest reported in our country, constant in all age groups and higher in women.

Keywords : Stroke; Epidemiology; Hospitalization.

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