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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2016 February;57(1):48-51

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Acute stroke: balloon-tipped catheter in thrombectomy

Klaus MATHIAS

Section of Neuroradiology, Cardiovascular and Diabetes Center, AK St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany


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The management of acute stroke has changed in the recent past due to the superior results of thrombectomy in patients with occlusion of larger brain supplying arteries in comparison to intravenous thrombolysis. This progress is mainly based on the use of stent retrievers for thrombectomy. The combination of stent retrievers with balloon-tipped catheters has increased the efficacy of the procedure.

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