Published: 2017-09-22

Study of serum lipid profile in stroke patients in Northern India

Onkar Nath Rai, Amit Kumar


Background: Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. This study was undertaken to establish the role of serum lipid profile in patients of stroke in Northern India.

Methods: The study involved 100 patients of stroke who were admitted to B.R.D. medical college, Gorakhpur. The patients were classified as having ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke definitive on the basis of CT scan of head (plain and contrast). Lipid profile estimation was done.

Results: Out of 100 patients 46 had hemorrhagic stroke and 54 had Ischemic stroke. Abnormal lipid values were found in 54 patients.  Total cholesterol was abnormal in 83% of ischemic stroke and 17% of hemorrhagic stroke. LDL cholesterol was abnormal in 86% of ischemic stroke and 14% of hemorrhagic stroke.

Conclusions: Regular monitor of lipid profile among stroke patients may decrease the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease among the stroke patients.


Lipid profile, Stroke

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