Undertreated and treatment-resistant pre-stroke hypertension predicts hypertension severity after stroke


  • Individuals with a history of undertreated or treatment-resistant hypertension preceding intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) were less likely to have decreases in hypertension severity following ICH.

Why this matters ?

  • While blood pressure (BP) control is the cornerstone of post-ICH prevention, fewer than half achieve recommended treatment targets, and there is limited insight into factors contributing to inadequate BP control among ICH survivors.

  • This study provides evidence that identifying individuals who had treatment-resistant or poorly controlled hypertension prior to stroke for more rapid referral to specialized clinics may improve stroke outcomes.