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How Endovascular Treatment (EVT) Helps Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

Post on 24/07/16

When administered within the appropriate time window, EVT results in better function compared to existing stroke treatments.  EVT aims to mechanically unblock a blood vessel in the brain to restore blood flow in a timely fashion. It is a minimally invasive procedure to access the blood vessel system of the brain using a catheter. The blockage of the blood vessel is cleared using a device that initially stents (creates a passage) the vessel, then retrieves the clot that is clogging it up. Find out more from the National Neuroscience Institute about how EVT works by clicking here. Watch a video on how EVT is administered to a stroke patient:

Source: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center YouTube video

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