High blood pressure in acute stroke and subsequent outcome: a systematic review.

@article{Willmot2004HighBP,
  title={High blood pressure in acute stroke and subsequent outcome: a systematic review.},
  author={Mark R. Willmot and Jo Leonardi-Bee and Philip M Bath},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
High blood pressure (BP) is common in acute stroke and might be associated with a poor outcome, although observational studies have given varying results. In a systematic review, articles were sought that reported both admission BP and outcome (death, death or dependency, death or deterioration, stroke recurrence, and hematoma expansion) in acute stroke. Data were analyzed by the Cochrane Review Manager software and are given as odds ratios (ORs) or weighted mean differences (WMDs) with 95… CONTINUE READING

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