Doctor discusses new study linking hypertension to stroke risk

A recent study found that individuals who are pre-hypertensive were 66% more likely to develop a stroke than people who had normal blood pressure. The study suggests that anyone whose blood pressure may be even slightly higher than normal may be more likely to have a stroke.

Dr. Elizabeth Carroll, a vascular neurologist with NeuroTexas Institute and Stroke Medical Director at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, joined Erin Cargile on KXAN News Today to discuss the study. See more in the video attached to this story. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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