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Are there clinical trials for stroke? Why are they important?

Dr. John Terry explains the importance of clinical trials. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript


Clinical trials are thorough investigations of evolving treatments and devices before they are made public, according to the National Stroke AssociationOff Site Icon. Clinical trials determine the safety and effectiveness of developing therapies and technologies, and play a vital part in advancing the treatment of conditions like stroke, according to NSA.

A stroke trial registry is maintained to bring the latest developments in stroke prevention and treatment to researchers and patients, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. The registry is updated to include clinical trials throughout the United States and the world, according to the NIH. According to the NIH, there are more than 190,000 studies listed in the registry.

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Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

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