Percutaneous vascular interventions for acute ischaemic stroke.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Most disabling strokes are due to blockage of a large artery in the brain by a blood clot. Prompt removal of the clot with intra-arterial thrombolytic drugs or mechanical devices, or both, can restore blood flow before major brain damage has occurred, leading to improved recovery. However, these so-called percutaneous vascular interventions can… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007574.pub2

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