Vertigo A Precursor Of Stroke Role Of An Otolaryngologist.Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2014-02-15
Authors : Fayaz A. Wagay; Mukhtar A. Khan; Suhail Amin Patigaroo; Rafeeq A. Pampori; M. Imran Wagay.;
Page : 316-319
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ABSTRACT Vertigo is usually of benign nature but can be a precursor of a very fatal outcome. Many patients with multiple vascular risk factors and seemingly benign isolated episodes of vertigo have occasionally been seen to develop an ischaemic event stroke by various researchers.As the bulk of vertigo patients nearly 80are treated by otolaryngologistssome of these patients with constitutive risk factors could be at actual risk of stroke so early identification of such patients becomes necessary. This is a retrospective study of 92 stroke patients admitted in SHMS hospital Srinagar2009 -2011 who were reviewed and enquired for any history of true vertigo episodes prior to or at onset of stroke.Study included 64 male patients and 28 female patients with about 65of the patients falling in the age group of 51-70 years. History of transient ischaemic attacks were reported in 9 patients while vertigosingle and multiple episodes was seen in 24 patients prior to stroke in this study Vertigo should be regarded a precursor of stroke in patients with multiple vascular risk factors and they should be evaluated for veretebrobasilar insufficiency by MRIMRA at an earliest so that preventive measures can be adopted in time.
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