Feasibility and safety of direct catheter-based thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke - prospective registry PRAGUE-16
EuroIntervention Journal: Just accepted article (Jaa)
This article discusses feasibility and safety of direct catheter-based thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, and the cooperation of cardiologists, neurologists and radiologists. Prospective registry PRAGUE-16 by P. Widimsky, et al.
To evaluate the role of direct catheter-based thrombectomy (d-CBT) and feasibility and safety of d-CBT performed in an interventional cardiology center.
Prospective registry of 115 consecutive patients with moderate-to-severe acute ischemic stroke (NIHSS ≥6), <6 hours from symptom onset, with ct evidence of occluded artery. eighty-four patients underwent d-cbt and 31 bridging thrombolysis immediate catheter intervention (tl-cbt). results. overall angiographic success (tici flow 2b-3) achieved in 69% after 81% tl-cbt, higher rates (74-100%) isolated occlusions middle cerebral or proximal internal carotid artery (mca, 74% 100%) lower basilar>
P. WIDIMSKY, B. Koznar, T. Peisker, P. Vasko, F. Rohac, J. Vavrova, J. Kroupa and I. Stetkarova