Evolution of Devices for Endovascular Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: From the Beginning to the Adapt Technique
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Simone Peschillo and Francesco Diana
Acute ischemic stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity and its
treatment has attracted great interest in the last decades. Innovative instruments such as
stent-retrievers, intermediate catheters, and large-bore catheters have recently been
introduced to perform endovascular thrombectomy. In cases of large vessel occlusion,
this technique produces better results than intravenous pharmacological treatment.
In this chapter, we discuss the history of devices developed for thrombectomy,
concluding with the state-of-the-art devices in each category.
ADAPT technique, Aspiration, Mechanical thrombectomy, Stent.
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Rome, Italy.