The Oregon Stroke Center at OHSU was a big part of a just-released groundbreaking study on a new treatment for people suffering strokes.
The treatment includes use of a temporary stent that opens brain arteries, allowing blood to continue reaching the brain. And, when the stent is pulled out of the artery after a few minutes, the stroke-causing blood clot is pulled out with it.
The clinical trial was conducted at 18 medical centers across the nation. The Oregon Stroke Center enrolled more participants than any other site — 35 out of 144 trial participants.
Study results showed the new procedure saved lives and allowed many more people to fully recover from their strokes. More details on the remarkable results of the trial are here.
Dr. Wayne Clark, director of the Oregon Stroke Center, talks about the procedure and what it means for future stroke victims: