Delirium after stroke linked to poorer outcomes

According to a new study from Dr. Selchen, Dr. Saposnik and colleagues of St. Michael’s Hospital, up to 30% of hospitalized patients will develop delirium after a stroke. These patients are more likely to die, to be discharged to a long-term care facility, or to stay longer in the hospital.

“Early recognition and prevention of delirium are important for a quick recovery, better quality of life and timely discharge for patients who have suffered a stroke,” said Dr. Gustavo Saposnik, lead author of the paper and director of the Stroke Outcomes Research Centre at the hospital.

His goal is to have early detection and intervention to improve outcomes for stroke patients and their families.

The paper is published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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