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Brain Stents For Stroke Patients...
« on: September 07, 2011, 12:03:39 PM »
‘Brain stents’ for stroke patients do more harm than good, study shows

A device that doctors had hoped would be a major advance for many stroke patients appears to be doing more harm than good, according to a federally funded study released Wednesday.

The “Gateway-Wingspan” system,” which was approved in 2005 in the hopes of protecting thousands of stroke survivors from another, more devastating attack, turned out to cause more strokes and deaths than simply aggressively treating patients with drugs and advice, the study found...