Penumbra Stroke System as an “add-on” for the treatment of large vessel occlusive disease following thrombolysis: first results

@article{Struffert2009PenumbraSS,
  title={Penumbra Stroke System as an “add-on” for the treatment of large vessel occlusive disease following thrombolysis: first results},
  author={Tobias Struffert and Martin Koehrmann and Tobias Engelhorn and Tim Nowe and Gregor Richter and Peter Dieter Schellinger and Stefan Schwab and Arnd Doerfler},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={2286-2293}
}
The Penumbra Stroke System (PSS) was cleared for use in patients with ischemic stroke by the FDA in January 2008. We describe our experience of using this new system in acute large vessel occlusive disease following thrombolysis. Fifteen consecutive patients (mean age 60 years) suffering from acute ischemic stroke were treated with the PSS after intravenous or intra-arterial standard treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (n = 14) or ReoPro (n = 1). All patients presented with TIMI 3… CONTINUE READING

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