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Stroke Research

Stroke Clinical Research Program at Salinas Valley Health

The Stroke Research Program at Salinas Valley Health is working to find out more about strokes and how to prevent and treat them. Researchers are studying why some people are more likely to have a stroke and what happens to the brain during a stroke. They're also trying to find new ways to help the brain recover after a stroke.

Clinical trials are a big part of this research. In clinical trials, doctors test new treatments to see if they're safe and effective. Right now, there's a study happening at Salinas Valley Health to learn more about strokes and how to treat them.

The CAPTIVA trial is evaluating new combinations of anti-clotting medications for patients with a narrowed brain artery, with the hope of finding a highly effective solution for lowering the risk of stroke in these patients. Intracranial arterial stenosis is one of the most common causes of stroke globally, particularly in Black, Asian, and Hispanic populations, accounting for 8-10% of all strokes in the U.S. alone.

The CAPTIVA trial provides protocols for intensive management of vascular risk factors to lower the risks of stroke for all patients enrolled in the trial. Results are expected within five to six years. We are proud to be a part of such groundbreaking research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the health of so many people.

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If you or a family member are thinking about being in a research study, feel free to download one of our brochures:

If you have questions about the Stroke studies happening at Salinas Valley Health or want more information about our research programs, email us at