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 ...
Jury still out on intensive BP lowering benefits for stroke
By Nicola Garrett
18 Feb 2019