Stroke anticipation in patients with blood vessel hypertension: Recommendations of the Spanish Society of Neurology's Stroke Study Group

We proposed several questions to identify practical issues for the management of blood pressure (BP) in stroke prevention, analysing the objectives of blood pressure control, which drugs are most appropriate in primary prevention, when antihypertensive treatment should be started after a stroke, what levels we should aim to achieve, and which drugs are most appropriate in secondary stroke prevention. We conducted a systematic review of the PubMed database and analysed the main clinical trials to address these questions and establish a series of recommendations.

Author(s): M.Rodríguez-Yañez Hospital Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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