U.S. News & World Report: Strict blood pressure control could help make stroke care safer

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

For patients who receive clot-busting drugs after a stroke, intensive blood pressure lowering is safe and it reduces their risk of bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Brain bleeds are a major potential side effect of clot-busting drugs. But the use of extreme blood pressure lowering to reduce that risk in patients who take the drugs after ischemic stroke has been controversial. (Ischemic stroke is the result of blocked blood flow to the brain.) (February 7, 2019)

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