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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is among a select number of hospitals nationwide that participated in a clinical trial evaluating the Stryker Trevo® Retrieval System, a novel device for removing clots from the brain in patients experiencing an acute is
- Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
After being diagnose with an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein in his brain—called a dural fistula—Clive Essakow turned to Scripps for treatment. His neurointerventional surgeon, Dr. John Barr, performed minimally invasive surgery to repair the condition, allowing this ...
- Friday, November 11th, 2011
Physicians will now have more options in tailoring treatments for their patients at risk for stroke. In the trial of 2,502 participants, carotid endarterectomy (CEA), a surgical procedure to clear blocked blood flow and considered the gold standard prevention treatment, was compared to carotid ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published an article about a landmark study from the National Institutes of Health. The study compared two stroke prevention procedures—surgery and stenting—and showed them to be equally safe and effective. John Barr, MD, medical director of neurointerventional ...