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Stopping stroke: Blocking brain bleeds

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November 22, 2013
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Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year. When that happens, bleeding becomes deadly to the brain. When a brain hemorrhage happens, 75 percent of the victims will die. Now, there’s a less invasive procedure to stop the bleeding and save more lives.


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