Earlier treatment with surgery to remove blood clot linked with less disability following stroke

Posted by on September 27, 2016 3:16 pm
Categories: health

In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to remove a blood clot) plus medical therapy (use of a clot dissolving agent) compared with medical therapy alone was associated with less disability at 3 months, according to a study.

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