Stroke

Adding contact aspiration to stent retriever fails to improve reperfusion in stroke

3 days ago   |   By Healio

For patients with acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion, contact aspiration and stent retriever therapy did not improve the rate of near-total or total reperfusion compared with stent retriever alone, concluded new results.
The aim of the ASTER2 study, published in JAMA, was to assess whether mechanical thrombectomy with initial contact aspiration and stent retriever combined leads to a better final angiographic outcome than standard stent retriever alone for the treatment of anterior circulation large vessel occlusion stroke.
For the multicenter, randomized, open-label, blinded
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