Blood pressure and vessel recanalization in the first hours after ischemic stroke.

@article{Mattle2005BloodPA,
  title={Blood pressure and vessel recanalization in the first hours after ischemic stroke.},
  author={H P Mattle and Liliane Kappeler and M Arnold and U Fischer and Krassen Nedeltchev and Luca Remonda and Stephan M. Jakob and Gerhard Schroth},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={264-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Transient elevation of arterial blood pressure (BP) is frequent in acute ischemic stroke and may help to increase perfusion of tissue jeopardized by ischemia. If this is true, recanalization may eliminate the need for this BP elevation. METHODS We analyzed BP in 149 patients with acute ischemic stroke on admission to the hospital and 1 and 12 hours after intraarterial thrombolysis. BP values of patients with adequate recanalization were compared with BP values of… CONTINUE READING