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Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions funded team hope to change stroke clinical care guidelines

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Canadian researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), shows a dramatic improvement in outcomes and a reduction in deaths from stroke. The results of this study were published in the February 11, 2015 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

 

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