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Intensive Blood Pressure Control to Lower Stroke Recurrence Risk

by Colleen Fleiss on July 30, 2019 at 4:10 AM
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Intensive Blood Pressure Control to Lower Stroke Recurrence Risk

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.

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Authors: Kazuo Kitagawa, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tokyo Women's Medical University, Shinjukuku, Tokyo, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.2167)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

Source: Eurekalert
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