An Association Between Systolic Blood Pressure and Stroke Among Patients With Impaired Consciousness in Out-of-Hospital Emergency Settings

Taro Irisawa; Taku Iwami; Tetsuhisa Kitamura; Chika Nishiyama; Tomohiko Sakai; Kayo Tanigawa-Sugihara; Sumito Hayashida; Tatsuya Nishiuchi; Tadahiko Shiozaki; Osamu Tasaki; Takashi Kawamura; Atsushi Hiraide; Takeshi Shimazu

Disclosures

BMC Emerg Med. 2013;13(24) 

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Conclusions

Elevated SBP among emergency patients with impaired consciousness in the field was associated with the increased risk of stroke. Additional research is necessary to determine if field diagnosis of stroke with measuring BP improves procession of care or outcome.

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