Management of hypertension in acute stroke

Venkatesh Aiyagari, Aamir Badruddin

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Abstract

Hypertension is commonly seen in the setting of an acute stroke. Although hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, the immediate management of elevated blood pressure in this setting is controversial. Questions remain to be definitively answered, such as when to start lowering blood pressure, by how much to lower pressure, which pharmaceutical agents to use and whether to continue or stop previous antihypertensive medications. Recently, pilot studies have been initiated in an attempt to answer these questions and will hopefully lay the foundation for larger definitive studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-646
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Blood pressure
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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Management of hypertension in acute stroke. / Aiyagari, Venkatesh; Badruddin, Aamir.

In: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, Vol. 7, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 637-646.

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