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It used to be that by five or six hours after a stroke, we had to say ‘I’m so sorry, you arrived too late to be treated’. But this is a new world - Gregory Albers MD

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Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

A 38-center clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown that far more people than previously thought can benefit from an emergency procedure for acute ischemic stroke.

The improved outcomes were achieved through the use of brain-imaging software developed at Stanford. The software helps identify stroke patients who could benefit from a clot-removal procedure, known as thrombectomy, after the window of time during which it has generally been considered helpful has closed. Some patients showed dramatic improvement even when their brain clots were removed as long as 10 hours after…

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