National publications highlight UC stroke research
A number of national news publications highlighted research presented by the University of Cincinnati's Eva Mistry, MBBS, at the International Stroke Conference 2023.
Mistry presented the results of the BEST-II trial, which found using blood pressure medications to lower the top number of blood pressure readings (systolic blood pressure) may not be safe or effective among people who have an acute ischemic stroke and undergo a successful mechanical clot removal.
"This line of inquiry is probably not worth pursuing," Mistry, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation medicine in UC’s College of Medicine and a UC Health physician at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, told Medscape. "If lowering blood pressure improves outcomes, that improvement is fairly marginal, and there are trends that suggest that, in fact, it might be harmful."
Featured photo at top of Dr. Mistry with a patient. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand.