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Blood pressure management during stroke remains controversial

from Endocrinology Advisor

Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world, and hypertension is the leading risk factor. More than 75 percent of patients with acute stroke will have a systolic blood pressure above 140 mm Hg at the time of admission, and in most patients, BP will return to pre-stroke levels spontaneously within one week. Although the American Stroke Association and the European Stroke Initiative have guidelines for treatment of hypertension after acute stroke, more research is needed when it comes to developing guidelines for treating hypertension during the acute phase of stroke. more


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