How effective is the Penumbra System for the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS)?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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In a trial of the Penumbra System in 23 patients who presented within 8 hours of symptom onset, revascularization to a Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) grade of 2 or 3 was accomplished in all 21 treated vessels. Vessel tortuosity prevented access by the device in 3 patients. [111]


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