Int J Intern Emerg Med | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Stroke in the Emergency Department of Kara University Hospital

Djalogue L1*, Mossi KE2, Tchamdja T1, Djagadou KA2, Balaka A2 and Djibril MA2

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kara, Kara, Togo
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo

*Correspondance to: Djalogue Lihanimpo 

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The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical profile and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (CVRFs) of patients admitted for stroke to the emergency department of Kara University Hospital. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted from August 2022 to March 2023 in the emergency department of Kara University Hospital. All patients in whom the diagnosis of stroke was clinically suspected and confirmed or not by cerebral CT scan were included in this study. The study population consisted of 16 (53.3%) men and 14 women (46.7%). The most common age group was 55 to 65 years. Clinically, the majority of the patients had motor deficit, facial paralysis and language disorders in 76.7%, 60% and 46.7% of cases respectively. The risk factors found were mainly high blood pressure in 86.67% of cases, followed by a sedentary lifestyle and dyslipidemia in 76.67% and 70% of cases respectively. Diabetes was found in 5th position in 23.33% of cases after obesity (36.67%). Of the 30 patients, 63.3% were able to perform cerebral CT scanning. The results concluded that there was a preponderance of ischemic strokes in 63.2% of cases. The immediate outcome in the emergency department was death in 13.3% of cases. As the rate of deaths in emergency department is high and the fact that a stroke is a medical emergency, it is very important to know the symptoms and the risk factors in orders to improve management.


Stroke; Emergencies; Kara University Hospital


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