Study finds procedure reduces risk of recurrent stroke compared to medical therapy

University of Texas| Wed Sep 13 16:00:09 EDT 2017
Study finds procedure reduces risk of recurrent stroke compared to medical therapy

 At a track meet in 2011, then 17-year-old Crystal Haynes was warming up for a high jump event when her leg and arm gave out and her world went black. She woke up shortly after and couldn’t speak – she was having a stroke.

By undergoing a procedure to close a hole in her heart – shown in a recently published study to be superior to medical therapy – Haynes, now 24, has significantly reduced her risk of having a recurrent stroke. Haynes is one of an estimated quarter of people born....

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