How effective is oral candesartan in the treatment of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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A study in 339 patients with ischemic stroke found that oral candesartan reduced combined vascular events but had no effect on disability. [102] However, the Scandinavian Candesartan Acute Stroke Trial (SCAST), a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study involving 2029 patients, found no indication of benefit from candesartan but did find some suggestion of harm. [104]


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