Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the mortality and serum phosphorus levels in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Methods: The data of 86 patients admitted to the study were analysed retrospectively.
Results: A total of 86 patients (n:86) with acute ischemic stroke who were followed up in our hospital Neurology Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Fifty of 86 patients were survived and transferred to our service, then discharged. The number of patients who died was 36. The mean level of serum phosphorus of patients who died (2.77 ± 0.39) was significantly lower than that of the living patients (3.14 ± 0.20) (p<0.001).
Conclusions: This study supports that low serum phosphorus level is associated with mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Abdurrahman Sönmezler and Ã Âakir Özgür KeÃ Âkek