EuroPCR 2015: Advances in mechanical thrombectomy warrant call to action in acute stroke

Experts speaking at EuroPCR 2015 say the explosion of positive results for new-generation endovascular devices for the treatment of acute stroke warrant a call to action to ensure swifter implementation of this technology. Known as ‘stent-retrievers,’ mechanical thrombectomy devices use catheters introduced into a blocked cerebral artery to suck out or lyse a clot that is cutting off circulation to part of the brain. —> Read More