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Is a controlled trial of long-term oral anticoagulants in patients with stroke and non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation worthwhile?

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A controlled randomised trial large enough to assess the value of anticoagulating stroke patients in atrial fibrillation would be difficult to conduct in the UK and the results would be applicable to only a small proportion of stroke patients. It would be more worthwhile to organise a trial that also assessed the value of other treatments that are simpler and applicable to all stroke patients. A trial that assessed the value of aspirin and beta-blockers against control in all stroke patients ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
1
Issue:
8484
Pages:
788-792
Publication date:
1986-04-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:a6379d50-4724-404c-9e67-945e75aa4fb2
Source identifiers:
42593
Local pid:
pubs:42593

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