Mortality in Acute Cerebral Infarction in Young Adults—A Ten-Year Experience

José Biller, Harold P. Adams, Askiel Bruno, Betsy B. Love, E. Eugene Marsh

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We reviewed the one-month mortality among 213 patients aged fifteen to forty-five years (mean thirty-five) with acute cerebral infarction (CI) evaluated during the period July 1, 1977, to February 1, 1988. Atherosclerotic cerebral infarction (ACI) was diagnosed in 59 (27.7%) patients, 53 (24.9%) had non- atherosclerotic vasculopathies (NAV); 46 (21.6%) had cardioembolic infarcts (CEI). Hematologically related disorders were diagnosed in 30 (14.1%) patients; the cause of CI could not be established in 25 (11.7%) patients. Fourteen patients (9 men, 5 women, mean age 34.8 years), (6.6%) died within thirty days of their CI: 7 had CEI (7/46, 15.2%); 4 had ACI (4/59, 6.7%); and 3 had NAV (3/53, 5.6%). Our data suggest that young patients with acute CI have a thirty-day mortality rate lower than older patients. Deaths were most common in patients with CEI. Brain edema and herniation accounted for 6 (43 %) of the deaths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-230
Number of pages7
JournalAngiology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Biller, José ; Adams, Harold P. ; Bruno, Askiel ; Love, Betsy B. ; Marsh, E. Eugene. / Mortality in Acute Cerebral Infarction in Young Adults—A Ten-Year Experience. In: Angiology. 1991 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 224-230.
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Mortality in Acute Cerebral Infarction in Young Adults—A Ten-Year Experience. / Biller, José; Adams, Harold P.; Bruno, Askiel; Love, Betsy B.; Marsh, E. Eugene.

In: Angiology, Vol. 42, No. 3, 01.01.1991, p. 224-230.

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