The Penumbra system for mechanical thrombectomy in endovascular acute ischemic stroke therapy.

@article{Hussain2012ThePS,
  title={The Penumbra system for mechanical thrombectomy in endovascular acute ischemic stroke therapy.},
  author={S Israr Hussain and O O Zaidat and B F M Fitzsimmons},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={79 13 Suppl 1},
  pages={S135-41}
}
BACKGROUND Efficacy of IV systemic thrombolysis is limited in patients with severe acute ischemic stroke and large-vessel occlusion. Mechanical thrombectomy has been the mainstay therapy in large-vessel occlusion. This review focuses on the Penumbra aspiration device. METHOD Literature review. RESULTS The Penumbra prospective studies were reviewed and… CONTINUE READING