Cancer is associated with inferior outcome in patients with ischemic stroke.

Whether patients with stroke and cancer exhibit specific characteristics has remained controversial.Medical records of patients with ischemic stroke in 2014 or 2015 registered in the Swiss Stroke Registry of Zurich were retrospectively analyzed and integrated with regional cancer registry data. Associations of clinical and outcome parameters with cancer diagnosed up to 5 years prior to stroke were tested.Of 753 patients with ischemic stroke, 59 patients with cancer were identified. History of venous thromboembolism (p 


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Authors: Katharina Seystahl, Alessia Hug, Sung Ju Weber, Sandra Kapitza, Dorothee Gramatzki, Miriam Wanner, Mira Katan, Andreas R Luft, Sabine Rohrmann, Susanne Wegener, Michael Weller