Healthy Living

Mar 28, 2014 7:03 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Maintaining healthy blood pressure may lower risk for future strokes

Stroke survivors who maintain a healthy blood pressure may lower their risk of a second stroke.

A UCLA study tracked blood pressure readings of more than 3,000 stroke patients over a two-year period.

Researchers found patients who kept their blood pressure under control on a more consistent basis were 54 percent less likely to suffer a second stroke, compared to those who only rarely did so.

Researchers say managing blood pressure needs to be a priority for stroke patients, along with reducing salt intake, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise.

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