Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

December 18, 2014 8:57 AM

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Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common, devastating type of stroke.

Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a standard clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up seriously disabled.

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