Stroke in the elderly


  • มัญชุมาส มัญจาวงษ์ Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen


acute ischemic stroke, acute stroke, elderly, hemorrhagic stroke


Because there was the high prevalence of stroke in the elderly so stroke is the crucial health care problem in Thailand where it enters the Aged Society. Stroke is the important cause of death in Thai population and morbidity as well. Therefore, understanding the nature of the disease especially in the elderly is very important for preparation to deal with the increasing of stroke patient in the future. Although many factors including gender and cerebral amyloid angiopathy could not be changed but some modified factors should be treated and controlled such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and clot control in atrial fibrillation for prevention of poor consequences including mortality and morbidity after stroke in the elderly. The rehabilitation after stroke is the key for improvement in patient functional status in spite of the poorer outcome of recovery in the elderly compared with the young adults.


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มัญจาวงษ์ ม. Stroke in the elderly. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2019 Apr. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];18(1):59-74. Available from:



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