Lucky to be here: Clinical trial tests new product to prevent strokes

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 17, 2019 2:27 PM CT | Published: June 15, 2019 9:03 PM CT
<strong>Steven Legens, from Martin TN who has suffered two strokes despite good health, is the first patient to be treated locally with a new medical device called PHIL, a paste like substance that fills the stroke causing blood vessels.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Steven Legens, from Martin TN who has suffered two strokes despite good health, is the first patient to be treated locally with a new medical device called PHIL, a paste like substance that fills the stroke causing blood vessels. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

After having a stroke, when doctors found another blood vessel that could rupture in Steven Legens' brain, he was the first in Tennessee to enroll in a clinical trial for a product that could prevent another stroke. 

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Michelle Corbet

Michelle Corbet

Michelle Corbet covers business for The Daily Memphian. Prior to, she was a reporter at the Memphis Business Journal. A native Memphian and University of Memphis graduate, Michelle covered business in Conway, Arkansas after college. Michelle got her start covering business as an intern at The Commercial Appeal.


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