Revolutionary Clot-Removing Devices Are Better than Standard Drugs

December 18, 2014 2:34 PM

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A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that stroke patients who had their clots removed from the arteries by medical devices had an increased chance of recovery than patients given clot-dissolving medication. The study was conducted on 500 stroke patients.

Jeffrey Saver, MD, who wasn’t involved in the study, said that although clot-removing devices had been around for some time, it was the first time doctors had a clinical trial that proved them more effective in making stroke patients better than standard drug treatment.

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