Former studies have had similar findings, but Rinaldo said they wanted to see if the trends persisted after thrombectomy
was proven an effective treatment in 2015.
In addition, better healthcare infrastructure and increase in demand for minimally-invasive treatments; rise in the geriatric population, which increases incidence of cardiovascular diseases; and technological advancements & innovations are the factors that nurture the growth of the thrombectomy
"This is an exciting time to be working in stroke with some real advances in treatment including thrombectomy
," she said.
She added: "we fully support the development of thrombectomy
services in Scotland, which we believe can significantly improve outcomes and quality of life for stroke survivors by avoiding or reducing the level of disability.
For massive PE patients, suction thrombectomy
and/or fragmentation with a 5 or 6 F rotating pigtail catheter (Cook Medical) was performed prior to initiating CDT.
Doctors can use thin tubes to remove blood clots from the brain during a thrombectomy
Mrs Dunlop said: "Without a mechanical thrombectomy
I would most likely be dead.
, a treatment that clears a clogged artery in the brain, increases the survival rates among those suffering an acute ischemic stroke, reduces the likelihood of resulting disabilities, and speeds function recovery.
 Optimism about mechanical thrombectomy
diminished when 3 early randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in 2013 (IMS III (Interventional Management of Stroke III), MR RESCUE (Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy) and SYNTHESIS (Local Versus Systemic Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke)) failed to show improved efficacy of endovascular clot retrieval compared with IV r-tPA alone.
After the AI program pinpoints the clot, the neurointerventional team can successfully remove it and restore blood flow to the brain using a procedure called neurointerventional thrombectomy
procedure] is just so new that it's not well understood in the community," he says.
The physical removal of a clot is called an endovascular procedure or a mechanical thrombectomy