Stroke incidence higher for Black than White individuals; stage 2 hypertension tied to substantially higher stroke risk compared with normal BP.
This study suggests that lowering SBP <145 mmHg before oral anticoagulation initiation may decrease risk for hemorrhagic stroke in patients with hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
In stroke patients, continuous quality improvement should involve minimizing delays in door-to-puncture and door-to-reperfusion time to minimize poor patient outcomes.
More than one-third of stroke survivors have uncontrolled hypertension, and about one in five are not taking antihypertensive medications.
Intensive blood pressure lowering nonsignificantly reduces the risk for recurrence among patients with a history of stroke compared with a standard BP-lowering regimen.
Women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have a greater long-term risk for stroke reduced by aspirin use.
Higher risk for second hemorrhagic stroke in blacks and Hispanics is not fully explained by hypertension severity.
More stroke survivors are not within the new recommended blood pressure targets compared with Joint National Committee report.
Patients with hypertension may lower their stroke risk with folic acid supplements.
Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of trials that reported functional outcomes and mortality rates among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage following intensive blood pressure lowering.