Raised Homocysteine Level in Ischemic Stroke
Objectives: To determine the frequency of raised homocysteine level in ischemic stroke. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study. This was carried out at Department of Medicine, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore during March 2016 to November 2016. The 100 cases of either gender falling in the age range of 40-80 years were included. ischemic infarct was labeled on the basis of hypodense area on CT brain. Raised homocysteine level was labeled when the levels were more than 15 µmol/L. Results: In the present study there were total 100 cases of ischemic stroke, there were 60 (60%) males and 40 (40%) females. The mean age of the cases was 52.34± 6.57 years. Raised homocysteine levels was seen in 60 (60%) of the cases. It was seen more in females affecting 24 (63.15%) cases with p= 0.48. It was near significantly high in age group 60-80 years where it was seen in 34 (65.38%) of cases with p= 0.09. Conclusion: Ischemic stroke is one of the fatal complication of raised homocysteine levels and it is near significantly associated with higher age.