Blood Pressure in Intracerebral Hemorrhage – How Low Should We Go?

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Blood Pressure in Intracerebral Hemorrhage - How Low Should We Go?

N Engl J Med. 2013 May 29;

Authors: Frontera JA

Abstract
Intracerebral hemorrhage is one of the most devastating forms of stroke. The median 1-month case fatality rate is 40%, and only 12 to 39% of patients achieve functional independence.(1) Although previous trials of therapies for patients with this condition have not shown a benefit with respect to outcome,(2),(3) targeted blood-pressure management after an intracerebral hemorrhage has been both a promising and a contentious area of recent study. Early elevations of blood pressure are common after an intracerebral hemorrhage, and many have debated whether this response is adaptive (to maintain perfusion to an ischemic penumbra surrounding the hematoma) or potentially . . .

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