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Stroke Study Finds Neck Stent Safe, Effective

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 radiology at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, was quoted in the article. Dr. Barr was a principal investigator for the CREST study while working at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.


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