Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke Collaboration "BASC"


Phase N/A Results

Summary of Purpose

To generate a systematic review of the effects of antihypertensives on acute stroke outcome.

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 19 January 2009.

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Trial Basics



  • South Thames & Trent Regional Health Authority National Health Service Research and Development Executives; The Stroke Association. The study is being performed under the auspices of the Cochrane Collaboration Stroke Group and is published in the Cochrane Library.

Trial Design

A meta-analysis of data collected in many randomized controlled trials, divided into three parts. Phase I: A small-scale review concerning the efficacy of oral calcium-channel blockers. Phase II: An analysis of grouped data from trials investigating any vasoactive drug used to treat acute stroke. Phase III: An analysis of individual patient data collected in phases I and II.


  • Fiona J Bath, PhD Division of Stroke Medicine Clinical Science Bldg University of Nottingham City Hospital Campus Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK.