Clinical trials find stents improve survival rate for stroke patients

February 13, 2015 3:29 AM

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Surgeons who operate on blood vessels in the brain are hailing new data that suggest many more patients would survive strokes if they were treated with removable stents in addition to drugs.

Medtronic Inc. is cheering the news, since it now owns the Solitaire, a brain blood clot-removal device that commands a large market share for thrombectomy gadgets. The device came with Covidien, acquired by Medtronic last month, and is part of a Covidien neurovascular division expected to generate ...

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