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Figure 1: Antiplatelet prescribing trends among patients with ischemic stroke: NAMCS, NHAMCS, 2000–2007. NAMCS: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey; NHAMCS: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey; values based on Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test for trend. Years of publication of the 3 clinical trials shown in the figure above: 2001—CURE (Clopidogrel in Unstable Angina to Prevent Recurrent Events trial); 2002—CREDO (Clopidogrel for the Reduction of Events During Observation); 2004—MATCH (Management of ATherothrombosis with Clopidogrel in High-risk patients).