Survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage are at high risk for recurrent stroke. A follow up study of ICH survivors over an average four-year period has recently been conducted by HKU Stroke and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University. Amongst 1828 ICH survivors, those with a systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90mmHg 3 months after stroke had a 2.5 times increased risk of further stroke and 3-4 times increased risk of death compared with those whose blood pressure was controlled to <140/90mmHg. These findings reinforce the importance of early blood pressure optimisation after stroke.
The research article can be accessed via: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.120.020392
HKU Stroke and Sau Po Centre on Ageing recently launched the “WeRISE” App. The “WeRISE” App is a ‘one-stop’ platform for stroke patients and caregivers combating stroke and provides an easy to use function to help stroke survivors monitor and control their blood pressure.
More about the “WeRISE” App can be accessed via: