[Management of hypertension in elderly patients with stroke].Nihon Rinsho 2005; 63(6):1029-32NR
Hypertension is the most significant risk factor for stroke. Recently, many mega-studies have been shown that antihypertensive therapy reduced the incidence of stroke not only for normal elderly but also for patients with a past history of stroke. To prevent the recurrences of stroke, tighter control of blood pressure is thought to be required than used to be. According to the recent Japanese guidelines for hypertension, desirable blood pressure should be 140/90 mmHg or less for the patients with stroke.