Top level navigation

Breadcrumb to current page

Main content

#HRB30 Story


15 December 2016

Paul Lambe was driving through the Dublin Port Tunnel when he experienced a massive stroke.

He was rushed to hospital where he received a new treatment as part of a clinical trial in Ireland, namely clot-busting drugs followed by thrombectomy - physical clot removal from his brain.

As he described it himself,

‘I owe my life to the other Irish patients who participated on this trial. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them’.

Link back:

Peter Kelly who was instrumental in verifying the thrombectomy procedure through a trial in Ireland  received one of the first HRB Clinician Scientist Awards in 2006. He is now Director of the HRB Stroke Clinical Trial Network.

Search the HRB website

Other information and links