July 14, 2013

Rapid Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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This randomized controlled trial compared two strategies of blood pressure management after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Patients were randomized intensive blood treatment to target a systolic BP of

No difference was seen in the composite of death or major disability. However, a significantly lower modified Rankin scores was seen with intensive treatment (odds ratio for greater disability, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.77 to 1.00; P=0.04).

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