Strategy for Adequate Blood Pressure Lowering in the Patients With Intracranial Atherosclerosis

2014-08-27 03:14:34 | BioPortfolio


To develop adequate blood pressure (BP) lowering strategy after subacute ischemic stroke patients with symptomatic severe intracranial atherosclerosis.

Primary hypothesis of this study is that aggressive BP control (lowering systolic BP below 120mmHg) will not increase the ischemic lesion volumes in hemisphere compared to modest BP lowering (lowering systolic BP below 140mmHg) in the patients with symptomatic severe intracranial atherosclerosis


The benefits of BP lowering in the prevention of primary and secondary prevention of stroke is established well, although absolute target BP level is uncertain. Current guidelines defined the normal BP as <120/80mmHg and recommend individualized target BP level.

Large well performed stroke prevention trials consistently showed that reduction of 10/5mmHg in patients with systolic BP below 140mmHg had clear benefits in the prevention of cardiovascular events. However, we have a dilemma about BP control in the patients with severe intracranial atherosclerosis.

Aggressive BP control will be more effective in the prevention of overall cardiovascular events than modest BP control, but aggressive BP control will reduce cerebral perfusion in the territory of severe intracranial disease and may increase the risk of ischemic damage.

The study will try to reveal aggressive BP control in the patients with symptomatic severe intracranial atherosclerosis is not increase ischemic lesion volume in hemisphere to compare modest BP control.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Brain Ischemia


Aggressive BP lowering, modest blood pressure lowering


Wonkwang University Hospital
Korea, Republic of




Asan Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:34-0400

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