You May Need This After a Stroke: ‘Stentriever’
Every second counts when it comes to effective stroke treatment. The longer a clot remains lodged in an artery of your brain, the longer your brain tissue starves for much-needed blood flow.
That’s why the latest innovations in stroke treatment are focused on speed — getting blood flow to the brain restored as quickly and safely as possible.
“The most exciting thing is the development of a new class of devices called stentrievers,” says cerebrovascular surgeon Peter Rasmussen, MD. “Similar treatments in the past worked about a third to a half of the time, but stentrievers are effective 75 to 90 percent of the time.”
How do stentrievers work?