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Lowering blood pressure associated with reduction in stroke risk

Lowering of blood pressure is associated with a 30% to 40% reduction in stroke risk.

Furie K, Kasner S, Adams R, Albers G. Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2010; 37(2): 577-617. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/37/2/577

Reference

Title
Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Furie K, Kasner S, Adams R, Albers G
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 2
Pages
577-617
URL
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