Study finds clot-grabbing device better drugs alternative to treat stroke

December 18, 2014 7:14 AM

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Researchers have found that the treatment of patients with stroke can be carried in a better way by penetrating a device directly into the blocked arteries for the removal of clot than just treating with clot-busting drugs.

Jeffrey Saver, a UCLA Stroke Center director, said, “Catching the clot and fishing it out of the blocked artery to reopen it makes a big difference in outcome.”

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