Canadian researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), shows a dramatic improvement in outcomes and a reduction in deaths from stroke. The results of this study were published in the Feb. 11 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
The HBI is saddened by the loss of our colleague Dr. Pamela Barton, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, who passed away on January 19. A memorial gathering for Dr. Barton will be held at the Foster's Garden Chapel on Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 pm.