STroke imAging pRevention and Treatment-Extending the time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits "START-EXTEND"


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Summary of Purpose

To test the hypothesis that ischaemic stroke patients selected with significant penumbral mismatch at 3 - 9 hours post onset of stroke will have improved clinical outcomes when given intravenous tPA compared to placebo.

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 22 July 2009.

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Trial Basics



  • National Stroke Research Institute (NSRI)

Trial Design

The study will be a randomised, multicentre, double blinded, placebo controlled phase 3 trial (2 arm with 1:1 randomisation) within a larger cohort study of ischaemic stroke patients. Patients randomised to treatment will be stratified for time of randomisation after stroke to within <6 hours and 6-9 hours.


  • Amanda Gibbins Research Assistant Neuroscience Trials Australia Level 1, Neuroscience Building Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital 300 Waterdale Road Heidelberg Heights, Vic 3081 Australia