How is hypotension controlled in acute management of stroke?

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Given the need to maintain adequate cerebral blood flow, severe hypotension should be managed in standard fashion with aggressive fluid resuscitation, a search for the etiology of hypotension, and, if necessary, vasopressor support. Evidence suggests that baseline systolic blood pressure below 100 mg Hg and diastolic blood pressure below 70 mm Hg correlate with a worse outcome. [25]


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