Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in Ischaemic Stroke
Author(s): E Dhandapani* and Y Bhargav
To study and evaluate left ventricular function in the patients with acute ischaemic stroke. To analyse whether LV dysfunction could be a marker for hospital mortality in patients developing acute ischaemic stroke. Patients with symptomatic heart failure of NYHA class III and IV had a positive correlation with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and clinical morbidity in ischaemic stroke. ECG changes of previous MI had statistically significant correlation with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and clinical morbidity in ischaemic stroke Chest x- ray changes of cardiomegaly were observed among 4 out of 9 patients within hospital stay mortality. LV Diastolic Dysfunction was associated with in patient mortality which was statistically significant.