Mechanical Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke

Mechanical thrombectomy aims at recanalizing occluded carotid or cerebral arteries as well as ensuring secondary prevention of stroke. In recent clinical studies, endovasular thrombectomy was shown to improve clinical outcome.1 In the case of an acute stroke, these therapeutic measures are usually complemented by intravenous thrombolytic therapy. Crucial for endovascular treatment for ischemic strokes is the fast and accurate locating of vascular occlusions combined with a reliable evaluation of intra-vascular access paths to the therapeutic site.

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1Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2015, issue 372