Chapter 15

Evolution of Devices for Endovascular Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: From the Beginning to the Adapt Technique

Simone Peschillo and Francesco Diana

Abstract

Acute ischemic stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity and its treatment has attracted great interest in the last decades. Innovative instruments such as stent-retrievers, intermediate catheters, and large-bore catheters have recently been introduced to perform endovascular thrombectomy. In cases of large vessel occlusion, this technique produces better results than intravenous pharmacological treatment. </p><p> In this chapter, we discuss the history of devices developed for thrombectomy, concluding with the state-of-the-art devices in each category.

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