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Changes in the blood serum endoteline level following cerebral stroke-a preliminary report

Krystyna Pierzchała1, RADOSŁAW GAWLIK2, ZOFIA PIELA1
1. II Kliniki Neurologii Śląskiej AM w Zabrzu
2. Kliniki Chorób Wewnętrznych i Alergologii Śląskiej AM w Zabrzu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 6, 89-93
Keywords: endothelin, cerebral stroke

Abstract

Endothelin level was assessed in 21 patients soon after a cerebral stroke if either ischemic or hemorrhagic etiology. Relationship between endothelin levels on the one hand, and the type of stroke, its severity, and the presence of arterial hypertension, on the other hand, was analyzed. A significant increase in ET level was found in hemorrhagic strokes, strokes with a severe course and marked residual deficits, and in cases of concurrent arterial hypertension.

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Dr Krystyna Pierzchała,
II Klinika Neurologii Śl. AM,
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