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Long-Term Blood Pressure Variability and Risk of Recurrent Stroke and Myocardial Infarction after In

HKU Stroke, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, recently followed 1828 intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH, i.e. bleed within the brain) survivors for ~4 years.

We found that patients with a high blood pressure variability (i.e. large blood pressure fluctuations) after ICH was associated with a higher risk of another stroke and also myocardial infarction (heart attack), independent of their average blood pressure control.

We also found that underlying diabetes mellitus, *beta-blocker user (type of blood pressure lowering medication) and also Asian ethnicity were associated with a higher blood pressure variability, whilst the use of *calcium channel blockers (another type of blood pressure lowering medication) was associated with lower blood pressure variability.

*Beta-blockers (e.g. metoprolol, atenolol)

*Calcium channel blockers (e.g. amlodipine, felodipine)

Our findings show that both controlling blood pressure and minimizing blood pressure variability after ICH are important to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke and also myocardial infarction.

These research findings have been published in the Journal of American Heart Association. For more details, please visit the enclosed link:

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