Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
CASTRO, Samuel Caputo de; MARCELINO, Paulo Cesar O.; SANTOS, Marcelo B. and BACALA JR., Sílvio. Cerebrovascular diseases in Uberlandia: II. epidemiology and clinics. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1986, vol.44, n.2, pp. 139-146. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1986000200005.
We have studied prospectively 157 pacients with stroke admmited at University Hospital and Hospital Santa Genoveva in Uberlandia, Brazil at the point of view of clinics and epidemiology. Incidence was 0.8/1000 peoples/year and early letality of stroke victms was 40%, only 30% had returned to work. Complete infarct account for 36.3% of the cases and was predominant in white man among stroke population. Hypertension (in 55% of the cases), Chagas' disease (26.1%), transient isquemic attack (22.7%) and hypercolesterolemia were the main risk factors for stroke in this region.