n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Reducing dementia and cognitive decline in stroke patients : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... Reducing dementia and cognitive decline in stroke patients Blood pressurelowering therapy based on the longacting ACE inhibitor perindopril reduces by onethird the risk of dementia and by nearly a half, the risk of severe cognitive decline following recurrent stroke, according to new data from the landmark PROGRESS (Perindopril pROtection aGainst REcurrent Stroke Study) presented at the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) meeting. These findings supplement the main results of the PROGRESS study that demonstrated overall reductions of onequarter to onethird in the risk of recurrent strokes and heart attacks among hypertensive and nonhypertensive stroke patients given perindopril based antihypertensive ..

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