Morphometric Parameters of the Heart as Predictors of Clinical Course of Hemodynamic Ischemic Stroke in Acute Phase


  • N.R. Sokhor Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of State Higher Educational Institution «Ternopil State Medical University named after I.Ya. Gorbachevsky of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine»
  • S.I. Shkrobot Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of State Higher Educational Institution «Ternopil State Medical University named after I.Ya. Gorbachevsky of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine»
  • L.M. Grubyak Ternopil Regional Municipal Clinical Psychoneurological Hospital, Ternopil, Ukraine



acute phase of ischemic stroke, central hemodynamics, stroke severity


In 60 patients with acute phase of ischemic hemodynamic stroke, with the use of Doppler echocardiography, morphometric parameters of the heart were evaluated and the severity of the stroke was assessed on the 1st, 7th and 14th day of disease.
It is found that age of patient age and baseline blood pressure did not influence the severity of the stroke. Reliable relationships between the severity of stroke, and its size and location were found only on the 14th day of disease. It was determined that the morphometric parameters of the heart has more significant effect on the degree of neurological deficit at the onset of the disease and on the regression of neurological symptoms within the first two weeks of acute phase of stroke, than size and location of infarction. Cardiac minute output, cardiac index, posterior wall thickness and left ventricular mass index clearly correlated both with baseline severity of stroke (p < 0.05) and degree of reduction of neurological symptoms on 7th day (p < 0.01) and 14th day (p < 0.05). There was detected a significant impact of ejection fraction on the reduction of neurological deficit on the 7th day (p < 0.01) and 14th (p < 0.05) day of the disease.
The results of the study indicated that that the morphometric para-
meters of the heart and systemic hemodynamics can largely be predictors of the clinical course of acute phase of ischemic hemodynamic stroke.


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