The changes in blood pressure after acute stroke: abolishing the 'white coat effect' with 24-h ambulatory monitoring.

@article{Harper1994TheCI,
  title={The changes in blood pressure after acute stroke: abolishing the 'white coat effect' with 24-h ambulatory monitoring.},
  author={G. D. Harper and M D Fotherby and Barnabas Panayiotou and Christopher M Castleden and John F. Potter},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={235 4},
  pages={343-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the changes in 24-h and casual blood pressure (BP) levels following hospitalization for acute stroke. DESIGN Prospective study of patients admitted with acute hemispheric stroke and hospitalized controls using casual and 24-h BP monitoring. SETTING Medical wards in a large teaching hospital. SUBJECTS Thirty-three patients (median age 77 years, 17 male) and 21 control subjects admitted non-acutely. INTERVENTIONS All subjects underwent 24-h BP monitoring within 24 h… CONTINUE READING

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