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Antihypertensive drugs used to reduce stroke recurrence

Treatment of high blood pressure with antihypertensive drugs is associated with a significant reduction in risk of recurrent stroke.

Rashid, P, J Leonardi-Bee, and P Bath. Blood Pressure Reduction and Secondary Prevention of Stroke and Other Vascular Events. Stroke. 2003; 34(11): 2741-8. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/01.STR.0000092488.40085.15v1

Reference

Title
Blood Pressure Reduction and Secondary Prevention of Stroke and Other Vascular Events
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Rashid, P, J Leonardi-Bee, and P Bath
Volume & Issue
Volume 34, Issue 11
Pages
2741-8
URL
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