Consistency of blood pressure control after ischemic stroke: prevalence and prognosis.

@article{Towfighi2014ConsistencyOB,
  title={Consistency of blood pressure control after ischemic stroke: prevalence and prognosis.},
  author={Amytis Towfighi and Daniela Markovic and Bruce I Ovbiagele},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={1313-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Blood pressure (BP) reduction lowers vascular risk after stroke; however, little is known about the relationship between consistency of BP control and risk of subsequent vascular events. METHODS In this post hoc analysis of the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention trial (n=3680), individuals with recent (<120 days) stroke, followed up for 2 years, were divided according to proportion of visits in which BP was controlled (<140/90 mm Hg): <25%, 25% to 49%, 50% to 74… CONTINUE READING