Endovascular Thrombectomy Shows No Benefit Over Standard Of Care In MR RESCUE
A National Institutes of Health-sponsored trial appears to dash hopes that CT or MR imaging can help select patients for acute stroke treatment with first-generation thrombus retrieval systems.
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