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New research studies add to evidence that mechanical clot retrieval can improve ischaemic stroke outcomes

Friday 17 April 2015

Mechanical clot retrieval (thrombectomy) is a procedure by which the blood clot causing a stroke is pulled out of the brain, typically using a device inserted into an artery called a 'stent retriever'.

Two new research studies on thrombectomy were published today in The New England Journal of medicine, called SWIFT PRIME and REVASCAT.