Mechanical embolectomy for large vessel ischemic strokes: a cardiologist's experience.

@article{Abelson2010MechanicalEF,
  title={Mechanical embolectomy for large vessel ischemic strokes: a cardiologist's experience.},
  author={Mark Abelson and Johan Roos},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={309-15}
}
INTRODUCTION Large vessel acute ischemic stroke has a poor outcome. Intravenous (IV) thrombolysis is often contra-indicated and if given, usually ineffective. Mechanical embolectomy is an option in these patients and may be performed by an interventional cardiologist experienced in carotid interventions. METHOD Consecutive stroke patients were assessed by the stroke physician and, if eligible, referred for possible mechanical embolectomy using the Merci retriever. All procedures were done by… CONTINUE READING