Long-term prognostic implications of visit-to-visit blood pressure variability in patients with ischemic stroke.

@article{Lau2014LongtermPI,
  title={Long-term prognostic implications of visit-to-visit blood pressure variability in patients with ischemic stroke.},
  author={K. -C. Lau and Y K Wong and Kay Cheong Teo and Richard Shek-kwan Chang and Koon Ho Chan and Sonny Fong Kwong Hon and K L Wat and Raymond T. F. Cheung and Leonard S. W. Li and Chung Wah Siu and Hung-Fat Tse},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={1486-94}
}
BACKGROUND Blood pressure (BP) variability (BPV) is a novel risk factor for the development of atherosclerotic diseases. High BPV has recently been shown to predict all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with lacunar infarct. Whether BPV has prognostic implications in patients with ischemic stroke subtypes, other than those due to small-vessel occlusion, remains uncertain. METHODS We prospectively followed up the clinical outcome of 632 consecutive ischemic stroke patients without… CONTINUE READING