Mechanical thrombectomy: stroke treatment 2.0 -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Mechanical thrombectomy: stroke treatment 2.0

Each year, approximately 250,000 Germans suffer a stroke. This makes stroke the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The circulatory disorder that occurs in the brain is normally treated using systemic thrombolysis, a procedure that bears various risks. Unlike mechanical thrombectomy, which offers clear advantages by comparison.

12/01/2015

Photo: Hans-Georg Diener

Prof. Hans-Georg Diener; © private

Graphic: stent in a blood vessel

The blood clot in the brain is enclosed with a stent and removed simultaneously; © panthermedia.net/Mile Atanasov

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann