What is the strongest predictor of early mortality risk in patients with ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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A study utilizing the large national Get With The Guidelines - Stroke registry found that the baseline National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score was the strongest predictor of early mortality risk, even more so than currently used mortality prediction models incorporating multiple clinical data. [50] Cardiogenic emboli are associated with the highest 1-month mortality in patients with acute stroke.

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