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Clinical stroke research is critical if we are to devise strategies to prevent and treat this disabling disease. This research may take the form of a clinical trial, where patients with or at risk for strokes are asked to try a new therapy. Other types of studies follow patients over time, possibly monitoring changes in blood pressure, weight, or blood tests while looking for evidence of any new stroke symptoms.
“Development and characterization of animal models of human neurodegenerative diseases...”
The Kistler Stroke Research Center provides office space for Stroke Service research groups. It is named in honor of Dr. J. P. Kistler, Director of the MGH Stroke Service from 1978 to 2004, to recognize Dr. Kistler's contributions to the MGH Neurology Service, and the field of Stroke neurology.
Dr. Brian Edlow’s Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (NICC) aims to improve acute care and long-term outcomes for patients with coma and other disorders of consciousness caused by traumatic brain injury.
I am interested in the structure and function of the cerebellum, and in the cerebral and cerebellar roles in cognition and emotion. We perform neuroanatomical tract tracing studies in monkey; structural and functional MRI and PET in patients and controls; and we treat and study patients with ataxia and/or cognitive disorders.
Massachusetts General Hospital has created our nation's first multi-specialty institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation and one of its most devastating complications – stroke.
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