Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Clinical and diagnostic significance of arterial stiffness in the early post-stroke period

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №3 Pages: 769-773
Heading: Cardiology Article type: Original article
Authors: Mayorova S.V., Lipatova Т.Е., Haibekova T.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The purpose of the study is the analysis of neurological functions' restoration in patients with hypertension in the early post-stroke period after ischemic stroke, depending on the parameters of vascular wall rigidity. Materials and Methods. The study included 50 patients with hypertension in the acute phase of ischemic stroke. Clinical, laboratory and instrumental studies were carried out on patients. Vascular wall rigidity was defined using the ankle-brachial index and stiffness index, as well as deficit neurological functions — using the NIHSS, MRS scales. Results. It is shown that high levels vascular wall rigidity is associated with marked shortage of neurological function in hypertensive patients in the early post-stroke period. Conclusion. Accounting indicators of vascular stiffness allow more accurate assessment of prognosis and help to develop personalized treatment strategy in patients with hypertension in the early post-stroke period after ischemic stroke.

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