Medical News Summary: High blood pressure may cause brain lesions similar to those seen in dementia and stroke patients


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About: High blood pressure may cause brain lesions similar to those seen in dementia and stroke patients
Date: 5 November 2004
Source: Reuters -Health
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters -Health): Researchers in the Netherlands have found an association between fluctuations in blood pressure and brain lesions similar to those seen in stroke or dementia patients. Treated but uncontrolled high blood pressure was associated with the most severe lesions. Treated or successfully controlled blood pressure had similar brain lesions. High blood pressure needs to be better managed in order to prevent increasing prevalence of dementia.
URL: http://www.heartcenteronline.com/myheartdr/home/research-detail.cfm?reutersid=4837
Related Disease Topics: Dementia, High blood pressure, Stroke, Brain lesions

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