Randomization was executed in a 1:1 ratio by using permuted blocks with dynamic balancing within each research center. Measurements Patients underwent routine evaluation of angina and neurologic status and cardiac markers. All patients were screened for stroke with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale11 and the Rankin scale12 at each follow-up visit for 12 months to be able to detect strokes that may not need been reported.This article is republished with kind permission from our friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You will see the entire Kaiser Daily Health Plan Survey, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.