Predictors of severe stroke: influence of preexisting dementia and cardiac disorders.

@article{Appelros2002PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of severe stroke: influence of preexisting dementia and cardiac disorders.},
  author={P Appelros and Ingegerd Nydevik and {\AA}ke Seiger and Andreas Ter{\'e}nt},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={2357-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is little research into the impact of prestroke dementia on stroke severity and short-term mortality. We included prestroke dementia, along with other risk factors, to determine independent predictors of stroke severity and early death in a community-based stroke study. METHODS All patients (n=377) with a first-ever stroke were evaluated in terms of risk factors. Registration took place over a 12-month period. Stroke severity was evaluated with the National… CONTINUE READING

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