Key clinical point: Despite being aware of their condition, patients with a history of stroke and high blood pressure frequently do not receive adequate treatment for the latter.
Major finding: More than 15% of the 4,971,136 million analyzed individuals with stroke and hypertension were not taking any blood pressure medication.
Study details: An analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey as conducted from 2005 to 2016.
Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest.
Santos D et al. JAMA Neurol. 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.2499.