fter a first stroke, a number of precautions to reduce the risk of recurrence.The occurrence of stroke reflects the presence of predisposing factors, it is important to correct to improve the prognosis. In the absence of preventive measures, the risk of recurrence is high.
Hypertension, first target
Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke. Taking into account to reduce the risk of recidivism. If the beneficial effects of antihypertensive treatment concern above all brain hemorrhages, they also extend to the ischemic (lack of oxygenation of the brain) and may even apply to people with normal blood pressure.
The first results of a large international study presented by Marie Germaine Bousser at the 17th World Congress of Neurology June 22, 2001, in London. More than 6,000 patients who had a stroke have participated in the study, whether or not they are hypertensive. Diuretic and antihypertensive (by converting enzyme inhibitor) treatment resulted in a decrease in recurrence of 40%, compared to placebo. He has also decreased the risk of death and slowed the decline of brain function often associated to the lack of cerebral oxygenation. Continue reading “Measures to prevent recurrence”