Association between chronic Helicobacter pylori infection and acute ischemic stroke: Fukuoka Harasanshin Atherosclerosis Trial (FHAT).

@article{Sawayama2005AssociationBC,
  title={Association between chronic Helicobacter pylori infection and acute ischemic stroke: Fukuoka Harasanshin Atherosclerosis Trial (FHAT).},
  author={Yasunori Sawayama and Iwao Ariyama and Maki Hamada and Shigeru Otaguro and Takao Machi and Yuji Taira and Jun Hayashi},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2005},
  volume={178 2},
  pages={303-9}
}
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) have been associated both epidemiologically and pathogenetically with coronary atherosclerosis, but data on the relationship between chronic H. pylori infection and stroke are lacking. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between H. pylori infection and acute ischemic stroke in 62 patients with their first stroke and 143 controls. The stroke patients were all admitted to Harasanshin General Hospital (Fukuoka, Japan) and the controls were asymptomatic age… CONTINUE READING