A systematic review of angiotensin receptor blockers in preventing stroke.

@article{Lu2009ASR,
  title={A systematic review of angiotensin receptor blockers in preventing stroke.},
  author={Guo-cai Lu and Jin-wei Cheng and Ke-ming Zhu and Xiu-juan Ma and Fu-ming Shen and Ding-feng Su},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={3876-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Angiotensin receptor blockers are widely used in patients at high risk of cardiocerebrovascular events. The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the effects of angiotensin receptor blockers on the risk of stroke. METHODS Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane central register of controlled trials were performed. A total of 20 randomized clinical trials with 108 286 patients reporting stroke were available for this clinical outcome analysis… CONTINUE READING
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