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Stroke Symptoms

It is important to know the effects of hypertensive medications not only because of what they do for your blood pressure; but also how they help the reduce risk factors for strokes. A stroke doc should be consulted if you are at high risk for blood clots and other stroke-related conditions however; this article will give a basic overview of how certain blockers are a beneficial part of stroke prevention.

Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers (ARBs)

Stroke SymptomsThese receptor blockers help to widen blood vessels. The wider blood vessels allow your blood pressure to lower without putting stress on your heart and vital organs. This medication group is similar to the inhibitor group, but there are fewer side effects to worry about. If there are side effects, most patients report that they are less severe, and do not cause a persistent cough as seen with inhibitors.
These medications have shown success in preventing strokes and reducing the chances of a reoccurrence by nearly 30%; when used in combination with a blood thinner. This is good news because, as a stroke doc will tell you, if you



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