Large ischemic stroke patients benefit from thrombectomy

A new study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, highlights the benefits of endovascular thrombectomy for people experiencing a large ischemic stroke.

An innovative and non-invasive procedure, thrombectomy, removes blood clots from brains and arteries.  This study found that 20 per cent of stroke patients treated with thrombectomy returned to independent function, compared to seven per cent who received standard medical care.

This means reduced disability for a substantial number of patients who were previously not considered treatable.
Professor Bruce Campbell

The international study, involving members of the Australian Stroke Alliance, involved 31 centres across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Learn more about this work in an article published by The Royal Melbourne Hospital, available here.