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dc.contributor.authorPaul, Seana Len
dc.contributor.authorThrift, Amanda Gen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T23:32:52Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T23:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-19en
dc.identifier.citationHypertension 2006; 48(2): 260-5en
dc.identifier.govdoc16785330en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10179en
dc.description.abstractControl of blood pressure after stroke is important for reducing the risk of recurrent stroke. We examined the control of hypertension in a community-based population of 5-year stroke survivors. Cases of first-ever stroke from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study were interviewed at 5 years poststroke. Blood pressure, history of hypertension, and antihypertensive medications were recorded. Individuals were classified as normotensive (blood pressure < 140/90 mm Hg, no history of hypertension, and no antihypertensive medications), controlled hypertensive (blood pressure < 140/90 mm Hg, history of hypertension, and/or taking antihypertensive medications), uncontrolled hypertensive (blood pressure > or = 140/90 mm Hg, history of hypertension, and/or taking antihypertensive medications), or uninformed hypertensive (blood pressure > or = 140/90 mm Hg, no known history of hypertension, and no antihypertensive medications). At 5 years poststroke, 441 (45%) of 978 first-ever stroke cases were alive. Of these, 305 (69%) had complete data on blood pressure, antihypertensive medication use, and history of hypertension. No statistical differences existed between those with or without these data. Eight-two percent were hypertensive; 63% had controlled hypertension, 30% had uncontrolled hypertension, and 7% were unaware that they were hypertensive. Overall, 67% of individuals classified as uncontrolled or uninformed hypertensive subjects were receiving treatment that was insufficient to achieve target blood pressure levels. Uncontrolled hypertensive subjects were more likely to recall receiving advice to manage their hypertension with medication (P < 0.02) and diet (P < 0.09). Although the majority of hypertensive individuals had controlled hypertension at 5 years poststroke, considerable improvement can be made in the control of hypertension after stroke.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAgeden
dc.subject.otherAntihypertensive Agents.therapeutic useen
dc.subject.otherAustralia.epidemiologyen
dc.subject.otherBlood Pressureen
dc.subject.otherComorbidityen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherHypertension.diagnosis.epidemiology.therapyen
dc.subject.otherIncidenceen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherPrevalenceen
dc.subject.otherProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.otherRecurrenceen
dc.subject.otherStroke.epidemiology.mortalityen
dc.subject.otherSurvival Analysisen
dc.subject.otherSurvivors.statistics & numerical dataen
dc.subject.otherTreatment Outcomeen
dc.subject.otherUrban Populationen
dc.titleControl of hypertension 5 years after stroke in the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleHypertensionen
dc.identifier.affiliationNational Stroke Research Institute, Repatriation Hospital Heidelberg, Austin Health, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationseana.paul@utas.edu.auen
dc.identifier.doi10.1161/01.HYP.0000230610.81947.04en
dc.description.pages260-5en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16785330en
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