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77 year old has high BP. Had stroke earlier. Should I worry?

My 77 year old mother had a small stroke 6 days ago - ischemic stroke confirmed in left occipital lobe - clot is gone infarct seen but no damage. had tPA administered in under 3 hours. Vision symptoms returned to normal. she is home now. Taking her normal BP meds including Plavix. Tonight BP is running 170/95...then 145/100... then 130/100... she is laying down calmly. No stroke symptoms. should we call 911?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Uncontrolled pressure is risk factor for stroke.
This level is not a dire emergency - but be treated soon.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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