Ischemic Stroke: Prying Open the Treatment Window
At this year's International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, some exciting device-based therapies and approaches were discusssed--including advanced imaging, multimodal therapy and stent-like thrombectomy devices--that may offer improved outcomes for patients that suffer an acute ischemic stroke.
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At this February's International Stroke Conference held in Los Angeles, the latest advances in cerebrovascular disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention were highlighted, including cutting-edge endovascular therapies for use in acute ischemic stroke treatment and prevention, as well as new options for more deadly hemorrhagic stroke.
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