Mechanical thrombectomy after IMS III, synthesis, and MR-RESCUE.

  title={Mechanical thrombectomy after IMS III, synthesis, and MR-RESCUE.},
  author={L Pierot and Jan Gralla and C Cognard and Paul L White},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={34 9},
Three recent publications report the neutral results of 3 randomized studies (Synthesis Expansion, Interventional Management of Stroke [IMS] III, and Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy [MR-RESCUE]) comparing IV thrombolysis therapy with the endovascular treatment (EVT) of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The simultaneous publication of these 3 reports might lead to the erroneous conclusion that endovascular treatment has no place in the management of AIS… CONTINUE READING
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