Blood pressure reduction and secondary prevention of stroke and other vascular events: a systematic review.

@article{Rashid2003BloodPR,
  title={Blood pressure reduction and secondary prevention of stroke and other vascular events: a systematic review.},
  author={Parveen A Rashid and Jo Leonardi-Bee and Philip M Bath},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={2741-8}
}
BACKGROUND High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke recurrence. We assessed the effectiveness of lowering blood pressure in preventing recurrent vascular events in patients with previous stroke or transient ischemic attack. SUMMARY OF REVIEW We performed a systematic review and meta-regression of completed randomized controlled trials that investigated the effect of lowering blood pressure on recurrent vascular events in patients with prior ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke or transient… CONTINUE READING