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Stroke and hypertension and its prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2021455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systolic and diastolic hypertension in both men and women is a well-established risk factor for the development of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Antihypertensive treatment decreases the risk, but questions remain as to the precise level of hypertension to be treated, whether the effects of antihypertensive treatment are blunted with increasing age, and the best type of antihypertensive drug or combination of drugs to be used. Further questions remain concerning the incidence of pseudohypertension and the potentially harmful effects of its treatment on the brain, and the possibility that fluctuations in blood pressure may be worse than elevation alone. A pragmatic approach would be to treat hypertension with vigor in the young, with caution in the mature, and with reluctance in the old.
V C Hachinski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-06     Completed Date:  1991-06-06     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118S-120S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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