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Blood pressure lowering-based prevention and the POWER trial

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Arterial hypertension is regarded as an independent and most important risk factor for stroke and its most effective prevention is to lower elevated blood pressure (BP). International guidelines on and the results of large randomized placebo-controlled trials of different antihypertensive drugs used to prevent stroke are given. How to optimize the outpatient prevention of stroke is discussed. The preliminary results of the POWER trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of eprosartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, in reducing BP are presented.

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Vladimir Anatolyevich Parfenov

Department of Nervous System Diseases

S V Verbitskaya

Department of Nervous System Diseases


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Parfenov V.A., Verbitskaya S.V. Blood pressure lowering-based prevention and the POWER trial. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2013;5(1):64-68. (In Russ.)

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