Delirium in acute stroke

Takeaway

  • Approximately one third of the current patient cohort had delirium in the acute stroke (AS) phase, highlighting its status as a common complication of stroke.

Why this matters

  • Stroke is a known precipitating factor for delirium (disorder of attention and awareness); however, its prevalence amongst stroke patients during the acute phase has not been fully ascertained.

  • Awareness of potential predisposing factors for delirium among AS patients may potentially influence future stroke treatment, with intervention based on individual medical history and geared towards prevention of delirium in at-risk populations.