Beyond tissue plasminogen activator: mechanical intervention in acute stroke.

@article{Leary2003BeyondTP,
  title={Beyond tissue plasminogen activator: mechanical intervention in acute stroke.},
  author={Megan C. Leary and Jeffrey L. Saver and Y P Gobin and R Jahan and Gary R. Duckwiler and Fernando Vi{\~n}uela and Chelsea S. Kidwell and John G. Frazee and Sidney J Starkman},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={838-46}
}
Mechanical interventions in acute ischemic stroke promise to provide emergency physicians with tools to treat patients in whom conventional thrombolysis might be ineffective or contraindicated, including most patients with stroke who arrive at the emergency department beyond the 3-hour time window for intravenous tissue plasminogen activator. A systematic MEDLINE literature review was performed. Endovascular interventions currently in early human clinical trials include the use of lasers… CONTINUE READING