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A major objective is to control blood pressure and preempt primary and secondary stroke. Assessing specific antihypertensive therapies will identify specific treatments that will lower blood pressure.

Reference

Title
NIH Fact Sheet: Stroke
Authors
National Institutes of Health
URL
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