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October 18, 2000

Outcomes of Ancrod in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(15):1926-1927. doi:10.1001/jama.284.15.1921

To the Editor: We noted a surprising result in Table 3 in the article by Dr Sherman and colleagues1 discussing ancrod for management of acute ischemic stroke. Patients in the placebo group who presented before 3 hours had elapsed from the onset of stroke symptoms fared better than patients presenting later, whether the latter were given placebo or ancrod.

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