Should neurologists be lowering blood pressure acutely in intracranial hemorrhage?
Rapid, intensive lowering of intracerebral blood pressure (BP) did not appear to reduce death or severe disability in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, but an analysis of modified Rankin scores indicated that patients who underwent intensive blood pressure BP-lowering had improved functional outcomes. Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, and Associate Editor Robert Holloway, MD, discuss the pros and cons of lowering blood pressure in the acute setting.
Neurology Today. 13(14):4-5, July 18, 2013