Study: Rapidly lowering BP is safe in intracerebral hemorrhage

02/12/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Canadian researchers said study data show rapidly lowering blood pressure in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage is safe and does not affect blood flow around the hematoma. The study, reported in the journal Stroke and presented at the International Stroke Conference, may ease concerns that aggressive reductions in blood pressure will affect cerebral blood flow, according to Dr. Steven Greenberg of the Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Research Center.

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