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Stroke Risk in Patients after Discharge from Hospital

Stroke Risk in Patients after Discharge from Hospital

Recent studies that have been carried out recently confirm that the older Medicare patients have a higher risk of having strokes after they are discharged from the hospital. The strokes may occur in them at any point of time. The study researchers analyzed various other sample case studies reports, which were released previously, before formulating their own research conclusion. There are various reasons for which these strokes may affect the patients. This article elucidates the various reasons responsible for causing the disorder along with the finer details of the study.

A recent study conducted by few researchers proves that the senior patients may get prone towards a higher risk of having stroke, after they are discharged from a particular hospital and have to get readmitted to another hospital for some other treatment.

Dr. Wolinsky belonging to the University of Iowa along with other researchers supervised the study. When they closely examined the various indications and threats of strokes in the patients, they found that those people who reside in lofty multi-storied buildings have 40% greater risk of having strokes in comparison to those living in single-storied residences. From such issues they analyzed that a crowded and hectic way of living can induce strokes in patients.

The reason for which the risk of having strokes is higher in those patients living in multi-storied buildings is increased social, mental and substantial pressures. The researchers remarked that these burdens are common in senior patients who are unable to carry out their responsibilities, and incapable of performing their daily work properly in absence of a caregiver.

The researchers perceived on a wider series of probable risk factors of having strokes in a sample study that was conducted in between the year 1993 and 1994 on 5,511 people, consisting of both men and women. All these people were the customers of Medicare and have attained 70 years of age and above than that.

Not only this, but when they browsed through other case studies they came to the same conclusion, as stated at the beginning of this article.

Some of the other people, who are found to develop a greater susceptibility towards having strokes, are those who are between the age group of 80 and 84 years, affected with high blood pressure disorder and diabetes and face problems while bending down.

Not only this, but those patients who have been admitted to any hospitals for some sort of treatment are found to have 200-480% higher risk of having strokes, at any point of time from 7 days till 2 years after discharge from hospital.

Researchers thus suggested that hospital authorities must undertake adequate preparations for offering enhanced follow-up care to the patients. Doctors must inspect their patient's health condition properly before issuing the discharge certificate to them. With correct treatment and effective follow-up care after discharging the patient from the hospital, the risk of strokes in these senior Medicare patients can be avoided to a certain extent.

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