Effect of apolipoprotein E genotype on in-hospital mortality following intracerebral haemorrhage.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon4 allele and in-hospital mortality from intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients admitted to two acute stroke units with ICH were prospectively evaluated and APOE genotyped. In-hospital survival was recorded in 176 patients. RESULTS: There were 85 men and 91 women, mean age 68 years. Fifty-two (30%) of the 176 patients died in hospital. After adjusting for sex, age, hospital, and race, increased age (P = 0.009) and the presence of the APOEepsilon4 allele (P = 0.026) significantly reduced in-hospital survival. CONCLUSION: The APOEepsilon4 allele in this population may be associated with poor survival following ICH.
McCarron, MO; Weir, CJ; Muir, KW; Hoffmann, KL; Graffagnino, C; Nicoll, JAR; Lees, KR; Alberts, MJ
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