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Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry

Participation in the study

In summary, patients > 18 years with a first occurrence of an ischemic stroke can take part in this study. In addition, a risk factor for stroke must be present. Those are defined as hypertension, high blood lipids, diabetes, smoking and atrial fibrillation. There are however further specific criteria which are relevant for study participation and which the treating physician is discussing with each patient prior to a possible inclusion in the study.