Pressure above the norm optimally in stroke

Researchers from the University of Georgia (USA) came to the conclusion that the added to reduce pressure to normal values when the stroke is not necessary – the pressure above the norm in this case will be optimal. This conclusion was made after studying the relationship between blood pressure during a stroke and further health consequences.

Approximately 60% of stroke patients come to doctors with high blood pressure. Until now it was thought that high blood pressure during a stroke increases the risk of mortality and disability, because the background brain tissue around the affected area are dying faster.

The authors of the new study analyzed the medical records of 4,000 patients after a stroke. Part of these patients received therapy aimed at reducing the pressure and part no. Scientists tracked the status of the subjects during the first weeks after stroke, and hospitalization as well as after one week, three months, one year and two years.

As a result of scientific experts have established: a pressure higher than normal may be optimal in stroke, as it is associated more favorable recovery processes of the body.

“Patients in whom systolic blood pressure was maintained at about 140 mm Hg. the article had a minimum of adverse health effects such as repeated stroke, cardiovascular disease or death. This was observed in both the short and long term,” – said the researchers.
Experts say that they discovered a trend of maintaining the pressure above the norm after stroke still needs to be confirmed by larger studies. However, they tend to claim that the pressures of 140/90 mm Hg.St. after a stroke, the optimal strategy of the “classical” parameters 120/80 mm Hg.St.

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