Intensive blood pressure reduction in acute cerebral haemorrhage trial (INTERACT): a randomised pilot trial.

@article{Anderson2008IntensiveBP,
  title={Intensive blood pressure reduction in acute cerebral haemorrhage trial (INTERACT): a randomised pilot trial.},
  author={Craig S Anderson and Yining Huang and Ji Guang Wang and Hisatomi Arima and Bruce Neal and Bin Peng and Emma Heeley and Christian Skulina and Mark William Parsons and Jong Sung Kim and Qing Tao and Yue Chun Li and Jian Dong Jiang and Li Wen Tai and Jin Li Zhang and En Xu and Yan Chun Cheng and Stephane Heritier and Lewis Morgenstern and J. W. T. Chalmers},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={391-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is much uncertainty about the effects of early lowering of elevated blood pressure (BP) after acute intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Our aim was to assess the safety and efficiency of this treatment, as a run-in phase to a larger trial. METHODS Patients who had acute spontaneous ICH diagnosed by CT within 6 h of onset, elevated systolic BP (150-220 mm Hg), and no definite indication or contraindication to treatment were randomly assigned to early intensive lowering of BP… CONTINUE READING
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