In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a significant clinical benefit when compared to pharmaceutical treatment alone. Results from the Multi center Randomized Clinical trial of Endovascular treatment for Acute ischemic stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN) have been published online and will appear in the January 1 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (“NEJM”). Findings were also presented at the World Stroke Congress, confirming the effectiveness of stent thrombectomy.
Covidien’s Solitaire Device was used in the MR CLEAN trial. Solitaire restores blood flow and retrieves clots from blocked blood vessels in patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke.(Photo: Business Wire)