A new study has found that intensive blood pressure control to less than 130/80 mm Hg is recommended for secondary stroke prevention. The findings of the study are published in JAMA Neurology. What The Study Did: This randomized clinical //trial and meta-analysis focused on intensive blood pressure control compared with a standard control regimen on the risk of stroke in patients who had had a previous stroke.
‘Intensive BP lowering reduces stroke recurrence. The updated meta-analysis supports a target BP less than 130/80 mm Hg in secondary stroke prevention.’Authors: Kazuo Kitagawa, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tokyo Women's Medical University, Shinjukuku, Tokyo, is the corresponding author.
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