"Rapid response" operation that cuts risk of new strokes by a third


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'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke.

Blood clot grabber could save stroke victims" lives


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Blood clot grabber could save stroke victims' lives Strokes kill around 200 people every day in the UK A device that ‘traps’ blood clots so they can be safely removed from the brain could be a radical new treatment for stroke.