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After 36 Other Trials Failed

Renovis: An Alternative, Finally, To TPA For Patients With Stroke?

By Randall Osborne

Monday, May 16, 2005

Ischemic stroke - it's the category (the other is hemorrhagic) into which about 85 percent of all strokes fall. Blood suddenly stops going to a specific area of the brain because of a blood clot, thus "impairing neurologic function," as the physicians say. In plainer words, the patient might not be able to walk, talk or do much of anything else.

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