Level of Systolic Blood Pressure Within the Normal Range and Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — diciembre 12th, 2012 — 12:17 under investigaciones

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Level of Systolic Blood Pressure Within the Normal Range and Risk of Recurrent Stroke

InvestigacionesPor: Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc; Hans-Christophe Diener, MD, PhD; Salim Yusuf, MBBS, DrPh; Reneé H. Martin, PhD; Daniel Cotton, MS; Richard Vinisko, MS; Geoffrey A. Donnan, MD y Philip M. Bath, MD, FRCPath, FRCP. JAMA. 2011;306(19):2137-2144.


Recurrent stroke prevention guidelines suggest that larger reductions in systolic blood pressure (SBP) are positively associated with a greater reduction in the risk of recurrent stroke and define an SBP level of less than 120 mm Hg as normal. However, the association of SBP maintained at such levels with risk of vascular events after a recent ischemic stroke is unclear.  Among patients with recent non–cardioembolic ischemic stroke, SBP levels during follow-up in the very low–normal (<120 mm Hg), high (140-<150 mm Hg), or very high (≥150 mm Hg) range were associated with increased risk of recurrent stroke. [publicada: 12 de diciembre 2012].

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