Imaging acute ischemic stroke patients’ brains did not lead to improved outcomes

The use of advanced imaging shortly after the onset of acute stroke failed to identify a subgroup of patients who could benefit from a clot-removal procedure, a study has found. The randomized controlled trial known as Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, and was published online Feb. 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/nio…



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