FREQUENCY OF CAROTID ARTERY STENOSIS IN ISCHEMIC STROKE PATIENTS

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Dr. Ayesha Afridi
Dr. Zainab Afridi
Dr. Fauzia Afridi
Ashfaq Afridi

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the frequency of carotid artery stenosis in ischemic stroke patients by Doppler ultrasonography.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted in Department of Diagnostic radiology in PNS Shifa, Karachi. Study
design was cross sectional descriptive and the duration of study was 6 months in which 131 patients were observed
by using population proportion at 21%, with confidence level of 95% and absolute precision of 7%. Moreover non
probability purposive sampling was used for sample collection.
Results: In this study, mean age was 55 years with ±1.26 standard deviation. Among 131 patients, 56% had carotid
artery stenosis while 44% patients didn’t have carotid artery stenosis.
Conclusion: The frequency of carotid artery stenosis as measured by Doppler ultrasound inpatients with ischemic
stroke is 56%. We can advise Carotid Doppler Ultrasonography in all ischemic stroke patients which will ultimately help
in planning future management (medical and / surgical) for further cerebrovascular accidents avoidance

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Afridi, D. A., Afridi, D. Z., Afridi, D. F., & Afridi, A. (2017). FREQUENCY OF CAROTID ARTERY STENOSIS IN ISCHEMIC STROKE PATIENTS. Journal Of Medical Sciences, 25(3), 340-343. Retrieved from https://jmedsci.com/index.php/Jmedsci/article/view/34
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