Primary manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) for acute ischemic stroke: safety, feasibility and outcomes in 112 consecutive patients.

@article{Jankowitz2015PrimaryMA,
  title={Primary manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) for acute ischemic stroke: safety, feasibility and outcomes in 112 consecutive patients.},
  author={Brian Thomas Jankowitz and Ramesh M Grandhi and Anat Horev and Amin Aghaebrahim and A P Jadhav and Guillermo Linares and T G Jovin},
  journal={Journal of neurointerventional surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={27-31}
}
AIM To describe procedural aspects and clinical outcomes in a consecutive series of patients in whom manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) was performed as the first treatment modality with other techniques used only in case MAT did not yield recanalization. METHODS A retrospective review of a prospectively acquired acute stroke intervention database was performed. Primary MAT was carried out with a preference for the largest catheter considered to be trackable into the target occlusive lesion… CONTINUE READING

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