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Identification and management of polyvascular disease in patients with noncardioembolic ischaemic stroke

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Gerard Stansby


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Recent registry results have shown that polyvascular disease (PolyVD), usually manifested as coronary heart disease or peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is a marker of increased morbidity and mortality in patients with noncardioembolic ischaemic stroke, but is often inadequately assessed. This Personal View Paper advocates routine examination for PolyVD in such patients. Peripheral arterial disease can be readily detected in routine practice by measurement of the ankle-brachial index. This paper makes recommendations for risk stratification, discharge documentation and, where possible, management of ischaemic stroke patients with PolyVD. © 2008 The Author. Journal Compilation © 2008 World Stroke Organization.

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Author(s): Carolei A, Chamorro A, Laloux P, Leys D, Rother J, Sander D, Stansby G, Weimar C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Stroke

Year: 2008

Volume: 3

Issue: 4

Pages: 237-248

ISSN (print): 1747-4930

ISSN (electronic): 1747-4949

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia


DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2008.00220.x


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