Twenty-four hour systolic blood pressure predicts long-term mortality following acute stroke.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of acute blood pressure (BP) on long-term mortality following stroke. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Leicester Teaching Hospitals. PATIENTS Two hundred and nineteen consecutive patients were recruited within 24 h of acute stroke. INTERVENTIONS Clinic and 24 h BP levels were measured. Other risk… (More)

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