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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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GONZALEZ MENDEZ, Melvis et al. Characterization of atherothrombotic stroke, in carotid region as computed tomography. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2012, vol.41, n.4, pp.325-333. ISSN 0138-6557.

Introduction: the most common cause of ischemic stroke in Cuba is atherothrombotic stroke, which, in turn, is more common in the former region of the brain. Objective: to characterize the recent atherothrombotic stroke in the carotid region, according to CT scan. Methods: a descriptive study in 42 patients with clinical diagnosis of atherothrombotic stroke in the carotid region, who underwent cranial CT. Results: the presence of atherothrombotic stroke in the carotid region increased with age. It peaked in hypertensive patients older than 70, and it is much frequently in males. The middle cerebral artery was the most affected in the vascular region in 38 (90.5 %) patients, 23 (54.7 %) patients had middle heart attacks, the absence of previous infarction in the brain anterior region was much frequently observed in 24 (57.2 %) subjects. Conclusions: the recent atherothrombotic stroke in the carotid region is characterized by the presence of middle heart attacks affecting almost exclusively the majority the middle cerebral artery region with absence of previous cerebrovascular disease associated.

Keywords : atherothrombotic stroke; ischemic cerebrovascular disease; stroke; carotid territory; computerized tomography.

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