Ischemic stroke and carbon monoxide poisoning greatest among 20-34 years

Senior care and Nutrition Mgt

Association between ischemic stroke and carbon monoxide poisoning: A population-based retrospective cohort analysis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The long-term consequence of cardiovascular health has not been evaluated for patients with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. This study evaluated the risk of ischemic stroke using population-based data.

METHODS:

We identified 8705 inpatients with CO intoxication diagnosed from 2000 to 2011 from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The control cohort consisted of 34,820 persons randomly identified from patients without exposure frequency matched by age, sex, and the year of hospitalization. Incidence and hazard ratio (HR) of ischemic stroke were evaluated by sociodemographic factors and comorbidities by the end of 2011.

RESULTS:

The incidence of ischemic stroke revealed a significant increase in the Carbon…

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