High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
The importance of variability in blood pressure after acute stroke
In this study we are testing the theory that by treating BP more intensively we will delay progression of the disease. We will also use state-of-the-art MRI imaging techniques to look at the mechanisms by which any beneficial effect of BP occurs.
This research is focused on assessing the relationship between the variability of the blood flow through the blood vessels supplying the brain, and the risk of stroke in patients who have already had a stroke or “mini-stroke” (TIA) in the past.
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Know Your Blood Pressure events are free to anyone who would like to have their blood pressure checked, find out more about high blood pressure and its link to stroke and take away further information about other risk factors for stroke.
High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. In the UK, 9.5 million people are diagnosed with high blood pressure, with a further 5.5 million cases undiagnosed. This guide explains the link between high blood pressure and stroke, the medication used to treat it and some steps you can take to lower your blood pressure.
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