The objective of this trial is to assess the safety and efficacy of neuro- and cardioprotective effects of propranolol in acute ischemic stroke. Furthermore, exploratory analyses of cardiologic-electrophysiologic and immunologic parameters will be performed.
The main objective of this trial is to assess the efficacy and safety of propranolol in middle cerebral artery stroke patients. The primary hypothesis is as follows: Early administration of propranolol reduces the frequency of cardiovascular and/or neurological complications including vascular death in the first 30 days after acute ischemic stroke. Secondary hypotheses are as follows: Early administration of propranolol improves neurological and functional outcome of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Early administration of propranolol reduces post-stroke immunodepression and therefore lowers the rate of pneumonia after acute ischemic stroke, without increasing the frequency of auto-aggressive, CNS antigen-specific T cells. Early administration of propranolol influences alterations in cardiologic, electrophysiologic phenomenons as a reaction to autonomic dysregulation after acute ischemic stroke. Early administration of Propranolol reduces growth of infarct as determined by MRI examinations in the first 6 days.
- Propranolol (Inderal)Drug
Intervention Desc: oral application of 160 mg Propranolol for 30 days ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Propranolol ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: Placebo
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Prevention
- Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||composite incidence of cardiovascular and/or neurological complications including vascular death||90 days||No|
|Secondary||mRS and lethality||90 days||No|
|Secondary||number of SAEs and treatment withdrawals||90 days||Yes|
|Secondary||immunological & cardiological parameters||90 days||No|