Effect of carotid stenosis on the prognostic value of admission blood pressure in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Valeria Caso, Francesco Corea, Walter Ageno, Andrea Alberti, Alessia Lanari, Sara Micheli, Luca Bertolani, Michele Venti, Francesco Palmerini, Sergio Biagini, Giancarlo Comi, Antonia A M Billeci, Paolo Previdi, Giorgio Silvestrelli

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Abstract

Background: Data on the correlation between blood pressure (BP) on admission and clinical outcome in patients with acute stroke are conflicting. The aims of the present study in consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke were to evaluate: (a) the relationship between systolic or diastolic BP on admission and mortality at 3 months; (b) the role of carotid artery disease ipsilateral to the index stroke on this relationship. Methods: Consecutive patients admitted to four Italian hospitals with objectively diagnosed ischemic stroke were included in this prospective study. Results: A total of 1467 patients (mean age 72.6 ± 13.2 years; males 53.3%) with acute ischemic stroke were evaluated. At 3 months, 13 patients were lost at follow-up and 133 had died (9.2%). In patients with systolic BP

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalAtherosclerosis
Volume206
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Paciaroni, M., Agnelli, G., Caso, V., Corea, F., Ageno, W., Alberti, A., Lanari, A., Micheli, S., Bertolani, L., Venti, M., Palmerini, F., Biagini, S., Comi, G., Billeci, A. A. M., Previdi, P., & Silvestrelli, G. (2009). Effect of carotid stenosis on the prognostic value of admission blood pressure in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Atherosclerosis, 206(2), 469-473. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2009.03.036