Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 601-603

Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population

Authors: Muhannad Noor Alharbi, Atheer Khalid Alharbi, Mousa Atqan Alamri, Abdulmalik Ayedh Saad Alharthi, Abdulrahman Moneer Alqerafi, Mohamed Noor Alharbi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Stroke is one of the most common causes of hospital admittance and known to be the second leading cause of death globally. Studies showed that around 87% of strokes are classified as ischemic. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or a mass blocks a blood vessel, cutting off blood flow to a part of the brain. Stroke risks assessment in a population not only aids healthcare givers but also significantly plays a role in selecting a proper treatment for people with elevated risk in clinical trials. The current study was aimed to recognize the frequency of modifiable risk factors linked to ischemic stroke patients in Madinah city, Saudi Arabia Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out including patients of both sexes within the age of (>25years). Type of stroke was identified by brain computed tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and risk factors for stroke, and other details were noted on a questionnaire Results: Out of 200 people considered for the present study, 100 of them were stroke patients in which 75% were males, and 25% were females. All live in Madinah city, and almost 30% were having a family history of stroke. Most of the patients had multiple risk factors which included: hypertension (64%), diabetes mellitus (59%), smoking (29%), dyslipidemia (70%), obesity (75%) and coronary artery disease (10%). Conclusion: Hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity and diabetes mellitus are major risk factors for stroke and might be considered as critical factors for primary and secondary prevention of stroke.

Keywords:
Ischemic stroke, prevalence, modifiable risk factors


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Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population


Authors
Muhannad Noor Alharbi
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Atheer Khalid Alharbi
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Mousa Atqan Alamri
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmalik Ayedh Saad Alharthi
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Moneer Alqerafi
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamed Noor Alharbi
Al- Rayan College, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia; the.muhannad@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 25 Jan 2019
Accepted 31 Jan 2019
Published in print 04 Apr 2019

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Alharbi MN, Alharbi AK, Alamri MA, Alharthi AAS, Alqerafi AM, Alharbi MN. Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


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Alharbi MN, Alharbi AK, Alamri MA, Alharthi AAS, Alqerafi AM, Alharbi MN. Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=27855 [Access: October 18, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


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Alharbi MN, Alharbi AK, Alamri MA, Alharthi AAS, Alqerafi AM, Alharbi MN. Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


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Alharbi MN, Alharbi AK, Alamri MA, Alharthi AAS, Alqerafi AM, Alharbi MN. Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. IJMDC. (2019), [cited October 18, 2019]; 3(7): 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


Harvard Style

Alharbi, M. N., Alharbi, . A. K., Alamri, . M. A., Alharthi, . A. A. S., Alqerafi, . A. M. & Alharbi, . M. N. (2019) Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. IJMDC, 3 (7), 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


Turabian Style

Alharbi, Muhannad Noor, Atheer Khalid Alharbi, Mousa Atqan Alamri, Abdulmalik Ayedh Saad Alharthi, Abdulrahman Moneer Alqerafi, and Mohamed Noor Alharbi. 2019. Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


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Alharbi, Muhannad Noor, Atheer Khalid Alharbi, Mousa Atqan Alamri, Abdulmalik Ayedh Saad Alharthi, Abdulrahman Moneer Alqerafi, and Mohamed Noor Alharbi. "Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alharbi, Muhannad Noor, Atheer Khalid Alharbi, Mousa Atqan Alamri, Abdulmalik Ayedh Saad Alharthi, Abdulrahman Moneer Alqerafi, and Mohamed Noor Alharbi. "Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.7 (2019), 601-603. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


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Alharbi, M. N., Alharbi, . A. K., Alamri, . M. A., Alharthi, . A. A. S., Alqerafi, . A. M. & Alharbi, . M. N. (2019) Ischemic stroke: prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the Saudi population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 601-603. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548376707


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