Friday, January 3, 2014

Reducing blood pressure with medications immediately follows ischemic stroke

Blood pressure has been an increasing health trouble all over the world. It is a silent disease and could not be checked instantly. According to new research the scientists have come to a conclusion that whether moderate or lowering of blood pressure within the first 48 hours after the onset of an acute ischemic stroke would in return reduce death and major disability at 14 days or hospital discharge. This is a matter of concern the medical practitioners should be very careful while giving medication to their patients.The co-researcher Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans explains, “Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability worldwide. Clinical trials have documented that lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of stroke in hypertensive and normotensive patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack.”

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