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Table 1 Management of BP during the first week after randomization

From: Controlling Hypertension After Severe Cerebrovascular Event (CHASE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

SBP level Approaches
Individualized BP-lowering group
Above the rangea Increase the dose of AHD or use other stronger AHDs
In the rangea Maintain the regimen
Below the rangea and > 100 mmHg Reduce the dose of AHD or withdraw AHD
< 100 mmHg Use vasopressor agents
Guideline-recommended BP lowering-group
> 200 mmHg in AIS
> 180 mmHg in ICH
Increase the dose of AHD or use other stronger AHDs
< 200 and > 100 mmHg in AIS
< 180 and > 100 mmHg in ICH
Use the least dose of AHD to keep SBP not > 200 mmHg in AIS, 180 mmHg in ICH
< 100 mmHg Use vasopressor agents
  1. a10–15% reduction from admission level and in the range of 130–180 mmHg
  2. AHD antihypertensive drug, AIS Acute ischemic stroke, BP blood pressure, ICH intracerebral hemorrhage, SBP systolic blood pressure