Intensive Blood Pressure Control to Lower Stroke Recurrence Risk

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

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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