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AAASPSAfrican American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study
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Researchers at the conference called AAASPS historic and unique, citing not only the important finding but also the trial's demonstration that a large interventional study could be performed exclusively in African American stroke patients.
Nationwide, AAASPS recruited 1,809 adults who had experienced a noncardioembolic, ischemic stroke between 7 and 90 days before inclusion in the study.
At entry, 85% of the AAASPS subjects had hypertension, 42% had diabetes, 42% had hypercholesterolemia, 47% had a family history of stroke, 67% were current or past smokers, and 67% reported getting no leisure time exercise.