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Endovascular thrombectomy confers similar outcomes in stroke with, without AF

November 10, 2017

The effects of endovascular thrombectomy did not significantly differ in patients who had an acute ischemic stroke either with or without atrial fibrillation, according to an analysis published in EuroIntervention.

“The findings of this study do not support withholding endovascular thrombectomy in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute ischemic stroke,” Alis Heshmatollah, MD, PhD candidate and neurology resident at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote.

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Poorer outcomes more likely for older patients after carotid stenting

October 12, 2017
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Mechanical thrombectomy added to thrombolysis cost-effective for acute ischemic stroke

October 9, 2017
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The Take Home: VIVA

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2017
VIVA Physicians held its annual conference from Sept. 11 to 14 in Las Vegas. Cardiology Today’s Intervention attended the meeting and interviewed key opinion…
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First-line contact aspiration not superior to stent retriever for successful revascularization in ischemic stroke

August 1, 2017
First-line thrombectomy with contact aspiration, as compared with a first-line stent retriever technique, did not…
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