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Hypertension and Stroke Prevention

  • J. D. Spence

Abstract

The management of hypertension is now more effective than ever before, but even today there is a problem with recognition of the goal of therapy. Since hypertension is asymptomatic, its treatment cannot improve a person’s wellbeing; in fact, it may detract from it through the adverse effects of therapy. The goal of treatment is to prevent hypertensive vascular complications1,2; so it is necessary to understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of these complications and their responses to treatment. Some effects of hypertension respond to lowering of blood pressure, while others are less responsive, 3–11 and both responses give insight into the way that vascular complications occur.

Keywords

Antihypertensive Drug Cerebral Autoregulation Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Hypertensive Encephalopathy Antiatherosclerotic Effect 
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