cardiology
Vascular disease

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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