Mechanical clot removal has no added benefit in stroke patients

02/27/2013 | United Press International

Mechanical clot removal did not offer improved outcomes for stroke patients compared with standard care with clot-busting tissue plasminogen activator, according to a study presented at a stroke conference. The study also found that advanced CT and MRI did not help determine patients who would benefit most from treatment with clot removal devices. The method still has potential to help if it can be improved, a researcher said.

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