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Studies: Clot Removal Key After Stroke

Grabbing and removing clot-blocking blood flow to the brain -- rather than just administering clot-busting drugs -- dramatically improves the likelihood that patients will recover from a stroke, according to two highly-anticipated studies released on Wednesday. The larger of the studies found that the procedure nearly halved the death rate from stroke. Because three previous studies had failed to show a benefit from procedures employing clot-removing devices, the latest research should...

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