I. Stanley Anderson, M.D.; Charles S. Ireland, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Jesse B. Barber, M.D.
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This study examines the relationship of hypertension in stroke patients in regards to age, sex, incidence, and mortality. A record review was made of 120 black indigent stroke patients. Age and sex relationship was examined. Hypertension was classified as being moderate or severe, then compared with the initial mortality.
We found hypertension to be a common factor in our patients—virtually 100% in intracerebral hemorrhage and 45% or greater in nonhemorrhagic strokes. The prevalence of hypertension in strokes was much greater than that of the general population. Hypertension was a less significant factor in strokes after age 80. Severe hypertension was
I. Stanley Anderson, Charles S. Ireland, Jesse B. Barber. Hypertension and Strokes.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:807. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-807_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):807.
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