Dr Ujala Malik, Dr Tehrim Nisar, Dr Zunaira Kayani
Introduction: Acute ischemic stroke is considered as one of the most common fatal diseases, in our times. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to evaluate the factors influencing severity in acute ischemic strokes. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Rawalpindi Medical University during March 2019 to November 2019. All suspected strokes who presented to the ED within 24 h of onset of first symptoms were included in this prospective study. Results: In our study total 100 patients were enrolled mean age was 47.7± 10 years with minimum age of 18 years and maximum age of 65 years. Lesser patients belong to younger age group (18 years to 40 years) i.e. 30 while 70 belonged to elder age group i.e. 41 year to 65 years 30 % and 70% respectively. Out of which 32 (27.7 %) were male and 38 (72.3%) were female. Conclusion: It is concluded that Stroke severity is related to age and its etiology. There is also a possible inverse correlation between stroke severity and fasting triglyceride levels, which is seen predominantly in supra aortic large artery atherosclerotic and cryptogenic stroke etiologies.