Annette Fromm

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Introduction. Young adults are likely to differ from old patients concerning cerebral infarction. Methods. We compared characteristics of patients aged under and above 50 years, admitted to the Department of Neurology with cerebral infarction between 2006 and 2009, based on prospective registration. Investigation followed one common protocol for both(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic stroke in young adults is a major health problem being associated with a higher vascular morbidity and mortality compared to controls, and a stroke recurrence rate of 25% during the first decade. The assumed cause of infarction and the detected risk factors determine the early- and long-term treatment. However, for many patients the(More)
OBJECTIVE Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a subtle memory disorder not matching criteria for dementia. There is evidence for vascular comorbidity in several types of dementia. We hypothesized that neurovascular workup would detect a high degree of vascular disease in patients with MCI. MATERIALS AND METHODS In cooperation with our memory clinic,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of females and males aged ≤ 30 years with cerebral infarction in two different time periods. METHODS All patients aged ≤ 30 years with arterial cerebral infarction in 1988-1997 and 2006-2010 admitted to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, were included. Risk factors and etiology were assessed. RESULTS(More)
Vascular morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) are high after ischemic stroke at a young age. Data on carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) as marker of atherosclerosis are scarce for young stroke populations. In this prospective case–control study, we examined cIMT, the burden of vascular risk factors (RF) and their associations among(More)
BACKGROUND Family history (FH) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease (CAD). The impact on risk of stroke is less clear. This study investigated young and middle-aged ischemic stroke patients' knowledge on FH of stroke, CAD, and peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a special regard to sex differences. METHODS From(More)
BACKGROUND Masked hypertension (MHT) is characterized by normal clinic blood pressure (BP), but elevated ambulatory BP has been associated with a higher prevalence of cardiovascular organ damage. METHODS We assessed the prevalence and characteristics of MHT in 298 ischemic stroke patients aged 15-60 years. High-normal office BP was considered present if(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Family history (FH) is used as a marker for inherited risk. Using FH for this purpose requires the FH to reflect true disease in the family. The aim was to analyse the concordance between young and middle-aged ischaemic stroke patients' reported FH of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with their parents' own reports. METHODS Ischaemic(More)
OBJECTIVES Age dependency of acute ischaemic stroke aetiology and vascular risk factors have not been adequately evaluated in stroke patients in Norway. Aims of this study were to evaluate how stroke subtypes and vascular risk factors vary with age in a western Norway stroke population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients aged 15-100 years consecutively(More)