What is the role of blood pressure (BP) reduction in the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Intensive BP reduction (target BP < 140 mm Hg systolic) early in the treatment of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage appears to lessen the absolute growth of hematomas, particularly in patients who have received previous antithrombotic therapy, according to a combined analysis of the Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trials 1 and 2 (INTERACT). [30]


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