Can ischemic stroke be caused by acute reduction of blood pressure in the acute phase of cardiovascular disease?

Acute-phase cardiovascular disease (CVD) frequently presents with markedly elevated blood pressure (BP) levels and often requires fairly rapid lowering of BP. On the other hand, aggressive lowering of systemic BP to the point that the cerebral BP decreases below a certain threshold may result in ischemic stroke. The authors retrospectively studied 192… CONTINUE READING