Does aggressive BP-lowering help in intracerebral haemorrhage?

Hitting a systolic BP of 110-139mmHg curbs haemotoma expansion in basal ganglia events, study shows
Clare Pain

Aggressive blood-pressure lowering in patients presenting in ED with a primary deep intracerebral haemorrhage curbs haematoma expansion in the following 24 hours, a post-hoc trial analysis shows.

The results come from assessments of CT imaging scans for 780 patients included in the ATACH-2 study who had bleeds in the basal ganglia or the thalamus, deep in the brain, and presented within 4.5 hours of stroke.