New Jersey affiliate, Dr. Dorothea Altschul is sub-investigator at The Valley Hospital for a multi-center clinical trial to study a device called the Penumbra 3D Separator. The instrument helps re-open arteries in patients in the midst of having a stroke.
The Penumbra 3D Separator Trial is looking at patients suffering from an acute ischemic stroke.
The device is being used within 8 hours of symptom onset at nearly 50 medical centers across the country. Each treated patient will be followed and assessed for 3 months.
The trial is necessary to obtain FDA approval of the device. Researchers are aiming for a December, 2014 end-date for this trial, at which time they hope to have treated more than 200 patients.
Learn more about this clinical trial here.
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