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Title Anticoagulation in ICH Survivors for Stroke Prevention and Recovery
Therapeutic Area Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Principal Investigator Emiliya Melkumova, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Gender Any
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ASPIRE is a randomized, double-blinded, phase III clinical trial designed to test the efficacy and safety of anticoagulation, compared with aspirin, in patients with a recent ICH and high-risk non-valvular AF (CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥ 2). Seven hundred patients will be enrolled over 3.5 years and followed for study outcomes for a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 36 months. The primary efficacy outcome is any stroke (hemorrhagic or ischemic) or death from any cause. The secondary efficacy outcome is the change in the modified Rankin Scale score. Recruitment will take place at sites coordinated through the NIH/NINDS StrokeNet.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) (including primary intraventricular hemorrhage) confirmed by brain CT or MRI
  • Can be randomized within 14-180 days after ICH onset
  • Non-valvular AF (defined as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter), documented by electrocardiography or a physician-confirmed history of prior AF

Exclusion Criteria

  • Index event is hemorrhagic transformation of a brain infarction or hemorrhage into a tumor
  • History of earlier ICH within 12 months preceding index event
  • Active infective endocarditis

Study Requirements

The length of participation is 3 years. Routine Follow-Up visits will occur every 3 months for a maximum of 3 years: These visits will take 15-30 minutes. If in-person visits are not possible, these contacts may be completed by telephone or other HIPAA-compliant telehealth technology. We will draw approximately two teaspoons of blood for storage in the ASPIRE Biobank and it’s optional for participant to take part in biobank.