Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke using the MERCI retriever and penumbra aspiration systems.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Intracranial large-vessel ischemia is associated with poor clinical outcome and increased mortality. Early reperfusion of ischemic tissue remains the goal of treatment of stroke. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes for patients who experience ischemic stroke, but it has been shown to be… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.07.003

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