The physician researchers at Harper University Hospital and Wayne State University are leading research into stroke prevention and treatment of acute stroke. Currently between 8 and 10 clinical trials are underway, including studies of:
- Various blood-thinning regimens
- Optimum blood pressure levels in stroke survivors
- A new blood thinner for people with atrial fibrillation, a heart-rhythm disorder which can cause blood clots and stroke
- Symptoms and misdiagnosis among young stroke patients (under 50 years old)
- A new, minimally invasive treatment to prevent stroke in patients with carotid artery disease
- Stents used to relieve blockage of blood vessels in the skull
Patients at Harper University Hospital often volunteer to participate in clinical trials like these. All patients benefit from the latest, research-based knowledge in stroke prevention and therapy.