Frequency of Dyslipidemia in Hemorrhagic Stroke
Objective: To determine the frequency and pattern of dyslipidemias among patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Settings: Department of Medicine, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan. Duration: Six months from 1st May to 31st October 2015. Methodology: The cases of both genders and age 40-70 years with hemorrhagic stroke assessed on CT brain were selected via non probability consecutive sampling. These cases were then assessed for dyslipidemias (high serum LDL-C, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia and low HDL). Results: In this study out of 156 cases, 92 were males and 64 females. The mean age was 61.47±6.93 years and mean BMI was 26.68± 3.32 kg/m2. Dyslipidemias were seen in 9 out of 156 (5.77%) cases. Out of 9 cases of dyslipidemias, 5 (55.56%) cases had increased cholesterol. Dyslipidemias were seen in 07 (7.61%) males vs 02 (03.12%) females with p= 0.23. There was near significant difference in terms of BMI where it was seen in 03 (9.37%) cases with BMI 25-30 as compared to 06 (04.83%) cases with BMI < 25 with p= 0.09. Conclusion: Hemorrhagic stroke is a debilitating health issue. Dyslipidemias are not that common in these cases and are found more in cases with BMI 25-30.