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PODCAST: A New Era In Stroke Care – An Interview With Medtronic's Brett Wall

Executive Summary

Positive data from five clinical trials and new treatment guidelines for mechanical thrombectomy devices have ushered in a new era in stroke care. In this first in a new series of podcasts, Medtech Insight spoke at the recent SNIS meeting with Brett Wall, vice president and president of the Neurovascular group at Medtronic, to find out what impact the trials and guidelines are having on stroke care, the market for mechanical thrombectomy devices, demand for Solitaire FR and the company's plans for innovation.

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