STEPs to Blood Pressure Reduction. "STEPS"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria
- Age ≥ 18
- Clinical ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or transient ischemic attack
- Plan to discharge home or to short stay inpatient rehab after stroke
- Two of following required:
- History of hypertension (prior to hospitalization)
- Hospital blood pressure ≥ 140/90 on two or more occasions during hospitalization
- Discharge home on blood pressure medication
- Willingness and ability to follow-up in University of Texas Physicians stroke clinic

Exclusion Criteria

- Modified Rankin scale (mRs) > 3 at enrollment
- Terminal illness
- Chronic kidney disease stage 4 or greater (eGFR < 30)
- Pregnancy
- Symptomatic flow limiting carotid stenosis without plan for intervention prior to clinic visit
- Stroke etiology presumed unrelated to atherosclerotic risk factors (amyloid angiopathy, vasculitis, malignancy associated)