About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Healthy Life Span Reduced With Stroke Complications

by Rathi Manohar on July 3, 2010 at 1:47 PM
Font : A-A+

Healthy Life Span Reduced With Stroke Complications

A healthy life is cut short by about two years for patients who have gone through complications after a stroke, reports a new research study.

In a study of more than 1,200 patients suffering from ischemic stroke, the researchers gauged the impact of stroke and its complications using disability-adjusted life years (DALY) measures of age, gender and disability level.

Advertisement

The study revealed that patients suffering any of a range of complications lost an average of 5.21 DALY, a difference of 2.1 healthy life years.

Patients with one complication lost 1.52 additional DALY on average, while patients with two or more complications lost 2.69 DALY.

"This study delineates the burden of post-stroke complications with a more comparable and more understandable scale - healthy life years lost," said Keun-Sik Hong, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and associate professor at Inje University in South Korea.

The study appeared in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Source: ANI
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Healthy Life Span Reduced With Stroke Complications Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests