High blood pressure (hypertension) is considered the
most important and most treatable risk factor for
transient ischemic attack (TIA) and
stroke. Proper treatment of high blood pressure can
reduce the chance of having a TIA or stroke.
High blood pressure increases the pressure inside arteries, causing
High blood pressure can be controlled with medicines and changes in
lifestyle. For more information, see the topic High Blood Pressure.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofNovember 3, 2016
Current as of:
November 3, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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