Safety Study of External Counterpulsation as a Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke "CUFFS"


Phase 1 Results

Summary of Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if external counterpulsation (ECP) is feasible to perform, tolerable, and safe as a treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke (i.e., a blockage of one of the arteries supplying a part of the brain), and to assess what type of effect it might have on 1) the velocity of blood flow in the arteries supplying the brain and 2) stroke symptoms. The hypothesis of the...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 19 May 2016.

1 Dec 2009 23 Sep 2009 1 Feb 2013 1 Jul 2013 1 May 2016 7 Jan 2016
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


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