MUSC Annual Report 2011-2012
Improving Stroke Care for Patients
A new study led by Dr. Marc I. Chimowitz, a neurosciences professor and SmartState endowed chair, reveals that aggressive medical therapy is safer and more effective than placing a stent in the brain to ward off a second stroke in high-risk patients with a narrowed brain artery. Investigators published the results from the "Stenting vs. Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (Sammpris)" trial on Sept. 7, 2011, online in the New England Journal of Medicine.