Blood pressure and stroke in heart failure in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.

@article{Pullicino2009BloodPA,
  title={Blood pressure and stroke in heart failure in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.},
  author={Patrick M. Pullicino and Leslie A. McClure and Virginia Wadley and Ali Ahmed and Virginia J. Howard and George Howard and Monika M. Safford},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={
          3706-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prevalence of stroke is increased in individuals with heart failure (HF). The stroke mechanism in HF may be cardiogenic embolism or cerebral hypoperfusion. Stroke risk increases with decreasing ejection fraction and low cardiac output is associated with hypotension and poor survival. We examine the relationship among blood pressure level, history of stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA), and HF. METHODS We compared the prevalence of self-reported history of stroke… CONTINUE READING

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