Hazards of therapy for excessive hypertension in acute stroke.

@article{Britton1980HazardsOT,
  title={Hazards of therapy for excessive hypertension in acute stroke.},
  author={Mona Britton and Ulf H de Faire and C. Gustav Helmers},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica},
  year={1980},
  volume={207 4},
  pages={253-7}
}
Six cases with acute onset of neurological symptoms and extremely high blood pressure (BP) are reviewed. Hypertensive crisis or stroke were the main differential diagnoses. According to what is advocated for both situations, prompt antihypertensive therapy was instituted. Although recommended doses of hydralazine, reserpine or furosemide were given, the systolic BPs fell to less than 100 mmHg. Intracerebral hemorrhage or infarction was subsequently established in all patients and only one… CONTINUE READING

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