GMC receives federal grant for stroke treatment research


Staff Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle

Gwinnett Medical Center has received a federal research grant to expand treatment options for stroke patients.

Dr. Michael Stechison was awarded the grant from the National Institutes of Health in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, to explore the use of tPA (a thrombolytic or clot-busting drug) delivered via a catheter placed using CT guidance.

Through the study, physicians will investigate clot-size reduction related to improved outcomes. GMC is one of only 60 participants internationally and the only participant in Georgia, according to a statement.

The study will help patients who have experienced an intracerebral stroke, Stechison said in the statement.

An intracerebral hemorrhage can be caused by abnormalities of the blood vessels, high blood pressure, deposits along blood vessels or traumatic brain injury.

Urvaksh Karkaria covers Technology and Health Care

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