Jury still out on intensive BP lowering benefits for stroke

Early intensive blood pressure management reduces the risk of intracranial haemorrhage after thrombolysis but does not improve post-stroke recovery, an international trial reports. The phase 3 open-label multicentre Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke (ENCHANTED) trial randomised 2196 patients who were eligible to receive alteplase to an intensive BP lowering group (n=1018; 130-140 mm ...

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