Edinburgh Clinical Trials


Start or STop Anticoagulants Randomised Trial

The main aim of this randomised controlled trial involving people with atrial fibrillation who have had a brain haemorrhage is to determine whether starting full dose oral anticoagulation is superior to avoiding oral anticoagulation for the prevention of all serious vascular events.


Chief Investigator: Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): UK 32 sites (pilot phase), up to 120 sites (main phase)

EudraCT number: 2016-004121-16

ISRCTN number: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03153150


Funder: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Start and End date

Of grant award: August 2016 – July 2018

Of recruitment: 


Current Status: in set up

Website: http://www.sostart.ed.ac.uk

Contact Details:

Sponsor: ACCORD http://www.accord.ed.ac.uk/

Chief Investigator: Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS), FU303i, First Floor, Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh. EH16 4SB. Tel +44 (0)131 465 9602. Email: Rustam.Al-Shahi@ed.ac.uk

Trial manager: Kasia Adamczuk Kasia.Adamczuk@ed.ac.uk


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