Stabilising BP is key to stroke survival

Blood pressure should be urgently lowered and stabilised in haemorrhagic stroke patients, according to Australian research.

The greater the variation in blood pressure within the first week of an intracerebral haemorrhage, the more likely the patient is to die or suffer major disability, says research leader and Sydney neurology specialist Professor Craig Anderson.

The study, published in the Lancet Neurology, concluded it was important not only to rapidly reduce blood pressure in the