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Table 2 Selected trials identified by literature search and reasons for exclusion.

From: Blood pressure lowering treatment for preventing stroke recurrence: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Reason for Exclusion
ACCESS [27] Acute study, no control
Kaplan [31] Observational, not randomized or interventional
Lehigh Valley [26] Not randomized or interventional
MOSES [30] Not placebo controlled, compared two antihypertensives
Ribas Mundó [25] Not randomized or placebo controlled
PEACE [28] Less than ten stroke survivors per arm
SAPSI [29] Not randomized or interventional
VALUE [32] Not placebo controlled, compared two antihypertensives