PRoFESS Trial Shows No Stroke Benefit

October 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Oct2008 Supplement, p2
The article cites studies and trials conducted on subjects administered with certain drugs to prevent recurrence of strokes. In the first arm of the PRoFESS trials, authors of the study observed that therapy of 80 mg telmisartan on patients who had suffered ischemic strokes did not lower recurrence of ischemic strokes, diabetes, and major cardiovascular events. In the second part of the trials, the incidence of recurrent stroke in patients who took aspirin and dipyridamole was not significantly different from those who took clopidogrel.


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