Treatment of Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke

Many patients who experience a stroke have elevated blood pressure at the time of their stroke. For ischemic stroke (blood clots), the current practice is NOT to lower blood pressure during the first few days, for fear that lowering the blood pressure would worsen the stroke. Current guidelines have not recommended blood pressure lowering within … Read more…

Another Replacement for Coumadin?

It is well known that Coumadin is effective in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. But Coumadin (warfarin) is not so easy to use. Dosage is highly variable between patients, diet may affect therapeutic levels, and frequent blood tests are required to keep patients in the correct range of anticoagulation. Now a new class … Read more…