National Stroke Registry (NSR): Terengganu and Seberang Jaya experience

Med J Malaysia. 2012 Jun;67(3):302-4.


The National Stroke Registry (NSR) was established in 2009 under National Neurology Registry (NNeuR) . The main objectives of NSR were to describe the demographic and disease pattern of stroke patients in Malaysia, to examine the risk factors and evaluate the specified treatment and outcomes. This prospective observational study was carried out from August 2009 until December 2010 using a standardized case report form which involved two participating hospital, namely Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu and Hospital Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang. There were 1018 patients registered. Ischemic stroke accounted for the majority of cases (73.3%). The most common risk factor was hypertension (75.5 %), followed by diabetes mellitus, previous stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), hyperlipidemia and active smoker: 45.6%, 25.1%, 22.4%, and 19.4%, respectively. Overall, our stroke management, based on nine stroke key performance indicators (KPI) still needs to be improved. There was a total of 121 mortality cases with the main contributing factor was massive cerebral bleed (21.6%). In conclusion, the findings highlight the important of primary and secondary stroke management. Further and continuous observation with more site date provider (SDP) involvement is needed to get a more comprehensive data on stroke in Malaysia.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain Ischemia / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias / epidemiology
  • Hypertension / epidemiology
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / epidemiology
  • Malaysia / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Registries*
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Stroke / epidemiology*
  • Stroke / therapy