BP Control May Cut Second Stroke Risk in Half

March 27, 2014 8:10 PM

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BP Control May Cut Second Stroke Risk in Half

Stroke patients do a poor job of consistently controlling their blood pressure, but those who do may cut their risk of having another stroke in half, a retrospective analysis found.

Ischemic stroke survivors who controlled their blood pressure (BP) at least 75% of the time had a two-fold lower risk for having a second stroke compared with survivors who maintained good blood pressure control less than 25% of the time, according to Amytis Towfighi, MD, of the USC Keck School of M...

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