Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 10 - 2021
Stroke in Bogota, Colombia: Are we that Different?
Camilo Andrés Romero* and Mariana Gaviria Carrillo
Fundacion CardioInfantil, Instituto de Cardiología, Neurology Service, Bogotá, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Camilo Andrés Romero, Fundacion CardioInfantil, Instituto de Cardiología, Neurology Service, Bogotá, Colombia.
Received: July 22, 2021; Published: September 24, 2021




Abstract

Aim of the Study: The aim of this communiqué is to describe stroke characteristics in Bogota, Colombia, from June 2018 to June 2019.

Subjects and Methodology: The patient pool was extracted from patients with a retrospective consecutive brain infarct diagnosis admitted in a single hospital. With the provided data, continuous as well as categorical variables were analyzed. Mean, standard deviation and range values were obtained for continuous variables. Absolute numbers and descriptive percentages were calculated for categorical ones.

Results: General characteristics in stroke cases in Bogota were consistent with described cases in other major cities in the country, as well as South America. Specific differences were found in the following points: incidence of carotid disease, in-hospital fatality rate and stroke mechanism (according to TOAST classification).

Conclusion: There are few differences in stroke characteristics between the study patient pool and characteristics described in other major cities in Colombia and South America. Further research on local stroke characteristics will be a crucial factor in the development of public policies and strategies in order to handle this public health issue.

Keywords: Stroke; Colombia; Epidemiology; Brain Infarct

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Citation: Camilo Andrés Romero and Mariana Gaviria Carrillo. “Stroke in Bogota, Colombia: Are we that Different?”. EC Neurology 13.10 (2021): 68-73.

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