Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Emergency Department Discharges for Hypertension.

@article{Navi2016RiskOI,
  title={Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Emergency Department Discharges for Hypertension.},
  author={B B Navi and Neal S Parikh and M P Lerario and Alexander E. Merkler and Richard I Lappin and Jahan Fahimi and C Iadecola and Hooman Kamel},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1683-1687}
}
BACKGROUND Recent literature suggests that acute rises in blood pressure may precede intracerebral hemorrhage. We therefore hypothesized that patients discharged from the emergency department with hypertension face an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in subsequent weeks. METHODS Using administrative claims data from California, New York, and Florida, we identified all patients discharged from the emergency department from 2005 to 2011 with a primary diagnosis of hypertension (ICD-9… CONTINUE READING