Aspirin and Carotid Endarterectomy Trial "ACE"

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Results

Patients treated with the two lower doses of aspirin before surgery had lower risk of stroke, heart attack or death at 30 days and three months following the surgery than did patients given the two higher doses. The combined rate of stroke, myocardial infarction and death was lower in the low-dose group than in the high-dose groups at 30 days (5.4% vs. 7.0%, p=0.07) and at 3 months (6.2% vs. 8.4%, p=0.03).