Table 1:

Demographics and baseline clinical features of the cohort

Control Group (No.) (%)Intervention Group (No.) (%)P Value
Age (mean) (yr)66 ± 7.357 ± 12.2.075
Sex ratio (M/F)6:48:2.329
Hemiparesis (L/R)5:56:4.653
Thrombolysis01 (10).305
Hypertension5 (50)5 (50)1
Diabetes mellitus6 (60)7 (70).63
Dyslipidemia9 (90)8 (80).53
Smoking1 (10)5 (50).051
Atrial fibrillation02 (20).13
Coronary artery disease1 (10)2 (20).53
Mean baseline NIHSS score10.510.6.94
  • Note:—L indicates left; R, right.