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Fast assessment of stroke and transient ischaemic attack to prevent early recurrence (FASTER): a randomised controlled pilot trial.

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BACKGROUND: Patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke are at high immediate risk of stroke. The optimum early treatment options for these patients are not known. METHODS: Within 24 h of symptom onset, we randomly assigned, in a factorial design, 392 patients with TIA or minor stroke to clopidogrel (300 mg loading dose then 75 mg daily; 198 patients) or placebo (194 patients), and simvastatin (40 mg daily; 199 patients) or placebo (193 patients). All patients were also giv...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Stroke and Geratology
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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
6
Issue:
11
Pages:
961-969
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:d2626533-1e30-4ce4-9aab-97e5c3f249da
Source identifiers:
34002
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pubs:34002

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