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Patients with metabolic syndrome are more likely to have an ischemic stroke.
This research aimed to see whether metabolic syndrome was linked to ischemic stroke in patients.
Patients and methods:
Forty-five patients admitted to Afaq general hospital in Al-Qadisiyah with ischemic stroke confirmed by CT/scan were examined and screened for metabolic syndrome criteria.
Metabolic syndrome was present in 40% of ischemic stroke patients, with metabolic syndrome being more common in females than males.
These results suggest that there is a strong link between metabolic syndrome and ischemic stroke, which is more common in women