Demographics, socio-economic characteristics, and risk factor prevalence in patients with non-cardioembolic ischaemic stroke in low- and middle-income countries: The OPTIC registry

  • Abboud H
  • Labreuche J
  • Arauz A
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BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on patients with stroke/transient ischaemic attack in low- and middle-income countries. We sought to describe the characteristics and management of patients with an ischaemic stroke and recent transient ischaemic attack or minor ischaemic strokes in low- or middle-income countries. METHODS: The Outcomes in Patients with TIA and Cerebrovascular disease registry is an international, prospective study. Patients >/= 45 years who required secondary prevention of stroke (either following an acute transient ischaemic attack or minor ischaemic strokes (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale

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  • Developing countries
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Socio-economic factors
  • Stroke

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