Table 1 Characteristics of patients with single and multiple acute infarcts

CharacteristicsSingle, n = 99Multiple, n = 20p
NIHSS = National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.
Age, mean (SD)70.6 (11.4)69.4 (11.0)0.649
Gender, male (%)52 (52.5)10 (50.0)0.837
Risk factor (%)
    Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg (SD)165.8 (29.1)174.1 (29.1)0.254
    Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg (SD)85.1 (14.5)91.6 (16.6)0.080
    Hypertension67 (67.7)11 (55.0)0.277
    Diabetes mellitus34 (34.3)3 (15.0)0.088
    Smoking45 (45.5)12 (60.0)0.235
    Hyperlipidemia63 (75.9)14 (77.8)0.866
    Stroke or TIA history24 (24.2)4 (20.0)0.683
    Atrial fibrillation12 (12.1)2 (10.0)0.788
Severity of stroke on admission
    NIHSS (SD)8.1 (6.5)8.6 (6.1)0.738
    Rankin score (SD)0.3 (0.6)0.2 (0.4)0.742
Stroke subtype0.044
    Large artery disease29 (29.3)10 (50.0)
    Small vessel disease30 (30.3)0
    Cardioembolism12 (12.1)2 (10.0)
    Other cause2 (2.0)0
    Undetermined cause26 (26.3)8 (40.0)