Study: Neck stents cut death, stroke rates as well as surgery

10/7/2004 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A tiny metal tube made by Johnson and Johnson used to clear blocked blood vessels to the brain has been found to be as effective as a surgical procedure in preventing stroke and death for up to one year. The less-invasive treatment may be more beneficial for elderly patients and those with other medical complications, but the FDA has criticized many aspects of the company-funded study.

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