Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
Until recently, the only FDA-approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke was intravenous rtPA given within 4.5 hours of stroke onset. New mechanical thrombectomy techniques have greatly improved recanalization rates for patients with acute ischemic strokes caused by intracranial large vessel occlusion. Multiple randomized, controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy and superiority of mechanical thrombectomy over standard medical care in carefully selected acute ischemic stroke patients.
Apr. 15, 2021