Direct Mechanical Intervention Versus Combined Intravenous and Mechanical Intervention in Large Artery Anterior Circulation Stroke

Abstract

Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (intravenous tPA) has been the only approved therapy for acute ischemic stroke for almost 20 years. Recently, a new era in acute stroke treatment has begun: 5 randomized controlled trials have consistently shown that endovascular clot retrieval in addition to best medical treatment… (More)

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