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Endovascular Thrombectomy

Endovascular thrombectomy is an innovative strategy to open blood vessels blocked with clots in the brain during a stroke, by using a mechanical device introduced via catheter from the groin under radiologic visual control. The technique is especially valuable in patients with a large vessel occlusion, including those with contraindications to thombolysis.