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Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial of Early Aspirin Use in 20 000 Patients With Acute Ischaemic Stroke (CAST Clinical Trial)

@inproceedings{Collaborative1999RandomizedPT,
  title={Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial of Early Aspirin Use in 20 000 Patients With Acute Ischaemic Stroke (CAST Clinical Trial)},
  author={Cast Collaborative},
  year={1999}
}
Objective:To obtain a reliable assessment of the separate effects on mortality and on disability in survivors of AcuteStroke.Methods:The Chinese Acute Stroke Trial(CAST) was a large randomized, placeboontrolled trial of the effects in hospital of aspirin treatment 160 mg per day started with in 48 h of the onset of suspected acute ischaemic stroke and continuedin hospital for up to 4 weeks.Results: There was a significant 14.0 % (s=7.0) proportional reduction in mortality[343(3. 3 % ) deaths… Expand