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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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GAMARRA-INSFRAN, José Luis; SOARES-SANCHES DIAS, Renato  and  FERNANDES -SANCHES, Cristina José. Risk factors associated with Ischemic Brain Accident in patients cared in a public hospital in Paraguay. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.2, pp.45-52. ISSN 1996-3696.


According to data from the World Health Organization, stroke is the second leading cause of death in middle-income countries, accounting for 12.8% of death for all causes.


To identify the main risk factors associated with accidente cerebrovascular and serum inpatients treated in a public hospital in Paraguay. The population studied consisted of 43 patients aged 30 to 80 in a hospital of Pedro Juan Caballero, Amambay - Paraguay, during the period from January to December2019.


This is a descriptive observational cross-sectional study on a population of 43 patients aged 30 to 80 years treated at a hospital in Pedro Juan Caballero, Amambay - Paraguay, during the period January to December2019. The measured variables were age, sex, Arterial Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Dyslipidemia and Smoking.


The age of highest prevalence for events of Ischemic ACV is from the age of 50 years in both sexes and the higher prevalence risk factors associated with ischemic vascular brain accident in hospital patient hospital were high blood pressure, followed by dyslipidemia.


The epidemiology of ischemic ACV is characterized by a multifactorial etiology involving risk factors of different weight that enhance each other, as can be seen in this study the presence of two or more associated risk factors

Keywords : Stroke; Ischemia; Ictus.

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