Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: ischemic stroke, hypertension, blood pressure (PubMed Search)
The newest iteration of 'Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke' was recently published. Here are the key revisions specific to blood pressure management:
If administering rtPA, blood pressure needs to be <185/110 mm Hg. That recommendation didn't change.
Jauch EC, et al. Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke 2013 Jan 31 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 23370205.
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