Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk among Diabetic Patients

JCEM: May 28, 2013

Context: Blood pressure (BP) control can reduce the risk of stroke among diabetic patents, however, it is not known if the lowest risk of stroke is among diabetic patients with the lowest BP level.

Objective: To investigate the race-specific association of different levels of BP with stroke risk among diabetic patients in the Louisiana State University Hospital-based Longitudinal study.

Design, setting, and participants: We prospectively investigated the race-specific association of different levels of blood pressure at baseline and during an average of 6.7 years of follow-up with incident stroke risk among 17,536 African American and 12,618 White diabetic patients within the Louisiana State University (LSU) Hospital System.  Read more