New Medical Report Signals Cutting-Edge Stroke Treatment, Improved Patient Outcomes Swedish Medical Center leads the way in effectively treating nation's fourth leading cause of death

December 17, 2014 3:07 PM

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New Medical Report Signals Cutting-Edge Stroke Treatment, Improved Patient Outcomes Swedish Medical Center leads the way in effectively treating nation's fourth leading cause of death

DENVER, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is new hope for the 695,000 Americans who suffer an acute ischemic stroke each year: A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms the addition of intra-arterial treatment provides significant clinical benefit to patients when compared to the use of pharmaceutical treatment alone. Known as MR CLEAN, this groundbreaking clinical study is the first study proving that inside the artery treatment for large artery occlusion is superior to best medical therapy and is considered the most significant finding for stroke treatment in nearly two decades.

Donald Frei, MD, and the expert stroke team at Swedish Medical Center's Radiology Imaging Associates are already hard at work treating patients with this highly effective therapy.

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