The Effect of Cilostazol Compared to Aspirin on Endothelial Function in Acute Cerebral Ischemia Patients "PASS"


Phase 4 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. acute ischemic stroke confirmed by diffusion weighted imaging
2. transient ischemic attack (TIA) within 7 days

Exclusion Criteria

1. there is intracranial hemorrhage on imaging study
2. patients is previously taking antiplatelets, vitamin K antagonists, factor Xa antagonists, or chronic treatment with systemic steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
3. patients who received fibrinolytics within the previous 48 hours
4. cognitive impairment interfering with the possibility of obtaining informed consent
5. pregnancy
6. participation in another pharmacological study
7. peptic ulcer disease or hematological abnormality
8. initial modified Barthel index <30 points
9. liver function tests exceeding a 2-fold upper range value.