Treating hypertension after stroke

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.669 (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:669
  1. R J Davenport
  1. Neurosciences Trials Unit, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 2XU.

    EDITOR, - Janice E O'Connell and Christopher S Gray's editorial highlights the uncertainty concerning the optimal management of hypertension in acute stroke.1 I disagree with the authors over the treatment of hypertension after intracerebral haemorrhage. They advocate treating high systemic pressures (systolic >200 mm Hg; diastolic >120 mm Hg) and quote a paper by Lavin …

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