Restless legs syndrome is associated with arterial stiffness and clinical outcome in stroke patients.

Affiliation

Department of Neurology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been associated with vascular diseases, including cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Among the various mechanisms in RLS, peripheral vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with RLS has recently been proposed as a vascular pathophysiology of RLS. This study investigated arterial stiffness related to RLS in acute ischemic stroke patients and its influence on stroke outcome.

Keywords

Acute ischemic stroke,Arterial stiffness,Restless legs syndrome,

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