High blood pressure is the main risk factor for stroke

Main risk factor for stroke is due to hypertension and arteriosclerosis.

Among these two factors, hypertension mainly accelerates the process of arteriosclerosis. Whether it is ischemic stroke or hemorrhagic stroke, hypertension is the most common and primary risk factor for stroke.

According to our clinical practice summary: approximately 95% of patients with cerebral hemorrhage stroke have a history of hypertension; 85% of patients with cerebral thrombosis also have a history of hypertension. It’s no wonder that people often associate hypertension with stroke, mainly because hypertension and stroke occurrence are inseparable.

In clinical practice, we can see that patients with a history of hypertension have a 7-8 times higher risk of stroke than those without hypertension. If the systolic blood pressure exceeds 120mmHg, the risk of stroke increases by 6-7 times, and the mortality rate increases by 1 time. From the above clinical observations, hypertension is the most important risk factor for stroke.

Both clinical practice and theoretical research have confirmed that hypertension is the most important risk factor for stroke. However, the pathological basis of stroke is arteriosclerosis. 70% of stroke patients have arteriosclerosis, and after arteriosclerosis occurs, cholesterol in the blood will deposit on the walls of blood vessels and form thrombus. This is why blood hemorheology examination is often used in clinical practice to check blood viscosity and observe the development and prognosis of the disease.

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