The peculiarities of cognitive impairment and their association with structural changes in the carotid artery of the patients after ischemic stroke
Tetiana Hrytsiuk, Roman Gerasymchuk and Dmytro Mykhalchuk
This article represents and analyzes data from a study of the state of cognitive function and the role of structural changes of an internal carotid artery wall. The results of the study indicate a significant prevalence of post-stroke cognitive impairment (CI) with the advantage of moderate CI of the patients with the late recovery period of ischemic stroke. The most sensitive diagnostic tool was the MoCA scale, which allowed to detect CI in 90.5% of patients, whereas according to the MMSE and FAB scale there were 83.7% and 72.1% patients accordingly. Stenotic pathology of carotid and vertebral arteries of different localization and degree, deformation of the anatomical move, bending and their sinuation were revealed by duplex scanning of extracranial vessels. Correlation between markers of atherosclerosis and CI manifestation was determined. Early diagnosis of these disorders when choosing drug therapy could increase the effectiveness of preventive strategies аnd rehabilitation of the patients in this condition and improve their quality of life.
How to cite this article:
Tetiana Hrytsiuk, Roman Gerasymchuk, Dmytro Mykhalchuk. The peculiarities of cognitive impairment and their association with structural changes in the carotid artery of the patients after ischemic stroke. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):444-447.