Clot-Retrieval Devices Failed to Improve Stroke-Related Disability, The New England Journal of Medicine Reveals  
2/8/2013 7:54:11 AM

A stroke survivor's chances of living independently after 90 days are not improved by the use of devices inserted into the artery to dissolve or remove a stroke-causing clot shortly after the onset of symptoms, according to a randomized controlled trial involving 656 patients.