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You May Need This After a Stroke: ‘Stentriever’

Stroke PatientEvery 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?