Op-001 Weight Distribution Is An Important Factor Of Functional Outcome Of Ischaemic Stroke

Melidonis A. (Piraeus), Athanasopoulos D. (Piraeus), Konstantinou G. (Athens), Kolokithas D. (Piraeus), Katsianakou G. (Piraeus), Spatharakis G. (Itea), Dragoumanos V. (Piraeus)
Introduction and purpose: Increased body weight and abdominal obesity augment the danger of cardiovascular incidents. Abdominal obesity has been proven that is a better prognostic indicator in relation to body mass index (BMI). The aim of the present study is to appreciate and compare the total and abdominal obesity with the endpoints of Ischaemic Stroke (IS).
Material and methods: This is a prospective study. We watched 123 patients at 77.6±6.8 years old that were hospitalized between Jan. 2007 to Feb. 2008, during hospitalization and after three months.
We reviewed their neurological progress based on NIHSS (0-41). As end points we considered the appearance of new IS or death. Analysis of our data was generated by t-test, logistic regression and Fisher’s exact test.
Results: Our observation did not associate increased weight (BMI >25) and bad outcome (death or new IS) during hospitalization as well as after three months (p = 0.960 and p = 0.485 respectively).
Abdominal obesity in men (waist >102 cm) seemed to be an important unfavourable factor during hospitalization (p = 0.035) and marginally after three months (p = 0.071). Likewise in women, abdominal obesity (waist >88 cm) was correlated marginally with negative outcome only after three months (p = 0.087) and not during hospitalization.
Conclusions: Increased body weight does not appear to be considerably related in the functional outcome of IS. Abdominal obesity contributes considerably unfavourable in the prognosis of IS mainly in men.
Weight distribution is an important factor of functional outcome of ischaemic stroke