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Edward Announces New Neurosciences Institute in Partnership With Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Date:9/10/2009

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Hospital announced today that it has established the Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation to bring the highest level of stroke care in the world to the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.

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The new Edward Neurosciences Institute will feature the most advanced drug therapies and interventional neurosurgery techniques to treat strokes, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., along with other neurological disorders.

To meet the needs of the patients who'll be treated by the Neurosciences Institute, Edward has constructed a state-of-the-art neurointerventional suite featuring a biplane angiography system that provides dramatic image quality for physicians and, for patients, reduces their procedure time, radiation exposure and time under anesthesia.

"In the new biplane lab we can stop a stroke in its tracks and even reverse its effects," says Jeffrey Miller, MD, Medical Director of the Edward Neurosciences Institute, member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and one of only 300 neurointerventionalists in the U.S. "In one minimally invasive procedure, we can maneuver a tiny catheter from an artery in the patient's leg, past the heart and into the blood vessels in the far reaches of the brain, grab the clot and then remove it. We'll also be able to effectively treat a wide variety of other neurological disorders including aneurysms and brain tumors."

"Our Heart Hospital and stroke capabilities have always been superb," says Pam Davis, Edward Hospital President and CEO. "This partnership builds on our expertise and means that patients i
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