High Blood Pressure, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Stroke
High blood pressure (hypertension) is considered the most important and most treatable risk factor for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke. Proper treatment of high blood pressure can reduce the chance of having a TIA or stroke.
High blood pressure increases the pressure inside arteries, causing damage.
High blood pressure can be controlled with medicines and changes in lifestyle. For more information, see the topic High Blood Pressure.
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