Clopidogrel vs. Aspirin in Patients at Risk of Ischemic Events "CAPRIE"


Phase 3 Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Atherosclerotic vascular disease manifested as either recent ischemic stroke, recent myocardial infarction, or symptomatic peripheral arterial disease.

Exclusion Criteria

< 21 years of age, severe cerebral deficit, carotid endarterectomy after qualifying stroke, qualifying stroke induced by carotid endarterectomy or angiography, patient unlikely to be discharged alone after qualifying event, severe co-morbidity likely to limit patient's life expectancy to < 3 years, uncontrolled hypertension, scheduled for major surgery, contrainidications to study drugs, women of childbearing age not using reliable contraception, currently receiving investigation drug, previously entered in other clopidogrel studies, geographic or other factors making study participation impractical.