Strain pattern and T-wave alterations are predictors of mortality and poor neurologic outcome following stroke
MetadataShow full item record
Background: Stroke is associated with electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities. However, the role of strain pattern as predictor of poor neurologic outcome and mortality after stroke has not yet been demonstrated. Hypothesis: ECG abnormalities, with a particular focus on ST-segment changes, are predictors of mortality and neurologic disability 90 days after stroke. Methods: Patients with up to 24 hours of stroke were prospectively recruited. An ECG was taken at the time of admission. The patients' clinical evolution was evaluated during hospitalization and after discharge by means of a prescheduled return in 90 days. The degree of disability was measured by the modified Rankin scale (mRs). In relation to the mRs, patients were divided into those with scores from 0 to 2 and those with scores equal to or greater than 3 at the end of the observation period. Results: Of the 112 patients studied, 29 (25.8%) died during the study period. Patients who died presented higher National Institute of Health Stroke Scale and mRs scores on admission, elevated biomarkers of myocardial necrosis, and abnormalities on the ECG. The prevalence of ECG abnormalities was 63%. A logistic regression model showed that strain pattern and T-wave alterations were predictors of mortality (odds ratio [OR]: 12.970, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.519-110.723, P =.019; OR: 3.873, 95% CI: 1.135-13.215, P =.031, respectively) and mRs at 90 days (OR: 12.557, 95% CI: 1.671-94.374, P =.014; OR: 15.970, 95% CI: 3.671-69.479, P <.001, respectively) after stroke, adjusted by sex, age, stroke subtype, entrance NIH, previous mRs score, and stroke thrombolysis. Conclusion: Strain pattern and T-wave alterations were predictors of mortality and poor neurologic outcome 90 days after stroke.
How to cite this document
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Núcleos de Ensino da Unesp: artigos 2009 Pinho, Sheila Zambello de ; Oliveira, José Brás Barreto de ; Gazola, Rodrigo José Cristiano ; Mazotti, Adriano César ; Molero, Camila Schimite ; Mendes, Carolina Borghi ; Mello, Denise Fernandes de ; Marques, Emilia de Mendonça Rosa ; Talamoni, Jandira Liria Biscalquini ; Silva, José Humberto Dias da et al. (Coleção PROGRAD (UNESP), 2011) [Livro]
Núcleos de Ensino da Unesp: artigos 2008 Pinho, Sheila Zambello de ; Oliveira, José Brás Barreto de ; Pontes, Sueli Rodrigues ; Almeida, Djanira Soares de Oliveira e ; Godoy, Kathya Maria Ayres de ; Rosa, Claudia de Souza ; Nunes, Julianus Araújo ; Salvador, Sérgio Azevedo ; David, Célia Maria ; Vilche Peña, Angel Fidel et al. (Coleção PROGRAD (UNESP), 2011) [Livro]
Ser e tornar-se professor: práticas educativas no contexto escolar Pinho, Sheila Zambello de ; Spazziani, Maria de Lourdes ; Mendonça, Sueli Guadelupe de Lima ; Rubo, Elisabete Aparecida Andrello ; Villarreal, Dalva Maria de Oliveira ; Duarte, Camila ; Okamoto, Mary Yoko ; Souza, Thais R. ; Garms, Gilza Maria Zauhy ; Marin, Fátima Aparecida Dias Gomes et al. (Coleção PROGRAD (UNESP), 2012) [Livro]