Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: final results of the Multi MERCI trial.

@article{Smith2008MechanicalTF,
  title={Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: final results of the Multi MERCI trial.},
  author={Wade S. Smith and Gene Yong Sung and Jeffrey L. Saver and Ronald F Budzik and Gary Duckwiler and David S. Liebeskind and Helmi L. Lutsep and Marilyn Mollman Rymer and Randall Higashida and Sidney J Starkman and Y P Gobin and D F Frei and Thomas J. Grobelny and Frank R. Hellinger and Dan Huddle and Chelsea S. Kidwell and Walter J. Koroshetz and Michael B Marks and Gary M. Nesbit and Isaac E Silverman},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={1205-12}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy may be used during acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel intracranial occlusion. First-generation MERCI devices achieved recanalization rates of 48% and, when coupled with intraarterial thrombolytic drugs, recanalization rates of 60% have been reported. Enhancements in embolectomy device design may improve recanalization rates. METHODS Multi MERCI was an international, multicenter, prospective, single-arm trial of thrombectomy in… CONTINUE READING
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