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Inflatable stockings could save many stroke patients

Researchers at Edinburgh University have discovered that giving inflatable stockings to stroke patients could save hundreds of lives a year.

The device, which squeezes the legs, was given to nearly 3,000 patients to help reduce clotting in veins by increasing blood flow.

The BBC's Scotland Correspondent Laura Bicker reports.

  • 31 May 2013
  • From the section Health
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