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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 Dec 23

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Acute stroke-balloon-tipped catheter in thrombectomy

Matthias K. D.

Section of Neuroradiology, Cardio-Vascular 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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