Stroke in the very old.

@article{Noone2008StrokeIT,
  title={Stroke in the very old.},
  author={Imelda Noone and Donna O'shea and Morgan Crowe},
  journal={Irish medical journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={8-9}
}
Prospective data on 614 consecutive stroke admissions was analysed. 262 (43%) were >80 years. 165 (63.5) were female. In the patients >80 years compared to patients <80 years, mortality was higher, 71 (27%/) v 33 (9%) and length of stay was longer (28.2 +/- 32.5 days v 24.4 +/- 27.5 days). More older patients (>80 years) were discharged to extended nursing care, 71 (27%) v 33 (9.3%), whilst less older patients were discharged home, 87 (33%) v 234 (66%). Prior to their stroke 65 (25%) and 39 (15… CONTINUE READING

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