Evaluation of Electrolyte Imbalance in Acute Stroke

  • Mukhtiar Ahmed Department of Neurosurgery, Medicine and Community Medicine Khairpur Medical College
  • Aziz ur Rehman DOW Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Safdar Ali Pervez
  • Farrukh Imtaiz Department of Neurosurgery, Medicine and Community Medicine Khairpur Medical College
  • Abdul Razaque
  • Khawar Anwar Punjab Institute of Neurosciences


Objective:  Electrolyte imbalance is common in acute stroke; it may cause severe morbidity and mortality, so timely management of electrolyte imbalance may improve morbidity and mortality in cerebro-vascular accident. The purpose of this study was to evaluate electrolyte imbalance in acute stroke and its effect on the outcome of patients.

Material and Methods:  This study was prospective descriptive in nature and it is comprised of 106 patients of acute stroke after clinically diagnosis confirmed by CT scan brain plain admitted in Khairpur Medical College Hospital. Serum electrolyte along with the other baseline investigation was performed.

Results:  Hyponatremia was comparatively more common in brain infraction than spontaneous ICH. Hypokalemia is also more common in brain infarction as compared to the hemorrhagic stroke patients of this study.

Conclusion:  Incidence of Hyponatremia was more common than hypokalemia in patients with acute stroke.

Keywords:  Hemorrhage, Infraction, Hyponatremia, Hypokalemia.


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