Published in the British journal The Lancet lately, a report has unveiled that a new device developed by researchers from the University of California Los Angeles Stroke Centre would prove a wonder for stroke patients.
It is being said that the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device has the ability to remove blood clots from the brain. Approved in March by the US Food and Drug Administration, the pioneering technology has raised new hopes for treating ischemic stroke.
As per the findings, this kind of stroke is realized following a blockage in the artery going to the brain. It has been told that the stent-like design of the device with a thin catheter tube allows it to be inserted in the artery, thereby compressing and ambushing the clot.
Besides, the self-expanding equipment is removed so as to take out the clot and help patient get his blocked blood vessel reopened. While the advantage remains that no symptomatic bleeding is caused in a majority of patients either in or around their brains.
"We are going from our first generation of clot-removing procedures, which were only moderately good in reopening target arteries, to now having a highly effective tool”, said neurology Professor Jeffrey L. Saver from the David Geffen School of Medicine.
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