Rapid blood pressure lowering in acute intracerebral haemorrhage

Craig S Anderson, Emma L Heeley, Yining Huang, Ji-Guang Wang, Christian Stapf, Candice Delcourt, Richard I Lindley, Thompson G Robinson, Pablo M Lavados, Bruce Neal, Jun Hata, Hisatomi Arima, Mark W Parsons, Yuechun Li, Jinchao Wang, Stephane Roland Heritier, Qiang Li, Mark Woodward, R John Simes, Stephen M DavisJohn P Chalmers

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Background Whether rapid lowering of elevated blood pressure would improve the outcome in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage is not known. Methods We randomly assigned 2839 patients who had had a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage within the previous 6 hours and who had elevated systolic blood pressure to receive intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure (with a target systolic level of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2355 - 2365
Number of pages11
JournalThe New England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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