Stroke in hispanic veterans: A descriptive study

Yolanda Reyes-Iglesias, Rafael Melendez, Edgardo Hernandez, Manuel Perez

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Background. Differences in risk factor prevalence and distribution of atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease have been reported among different racial-ethnic groups. Identification of stroke syndromes and risk factors specific to the Puerto Rican male population should lead to more effective diagnosis, treatment, and prevention programs. Methods. We prospectively and consecutively evaluated 118 Hispanic male veterans admitted to our Stroke Unit from June 1994 to September 1995. Results. Ninety patients (76%) had an ischemic infarct, 26 (22%) had a transient ischemic attack, and 2 (2%) had an intracerebral and/or subarachnoid hemorrhage. Hypertension was the most common risk factor. Echocardiographic studies were done in 64% of the patients, and the most common findings were concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction. Cerebral angiography was done in 40 cases, and findings were abnormal in 32 (80%). Conclusions. We believe this is the largest descriptive study of Hispanic male veterans with stroke syndromes. It provides baseline data to serve as a comparison group for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume92
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Veterans
Hispanic Americans
Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Cerebral Angiography
Transient Ischemic Attack
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Ethnic Groups
Hypertension
Population
Therapeutics

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Reyes-Iglesias, Y., Melendez, R., Hernandez, E., & Perez, M. (1999). Stroke in hispanic veterans: A descriptive study. Southern Medical Journal, 92(1), 28-32.

Stroke in hispanic veterans : A descriptive study. / Reyes-Iglesias, Yolanda; Melendez, Rafael; Hernandez, Edgardo; Perez, Manuel.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 92, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 28-32.

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Reyes-Iglesias, Y, Melendez, R, Hernandez, E & Perez, M 1999, 'Stroke in hispanic veterans: A descriptive study', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 28-32.
Reyes-Iglesias Y, Melendez R, Hernandez E, Perez M. Stroke in hispanic veterans: A descriptive study. Southern Medical Journal. 1999 Jan 1;92(1):28-32.
Reyes-Iglesias, Yolanda ; Melendez, Rafael ; Hernandez, Edgardo ; Perez, Manuel. / Stroke in hispanic veterans : A descriptive study. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1999 ; Vol. 92, No. 1. pp. 28-32.
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