The progress of stroke intervention in four panels.

Breaking News—Two New Trials Offer Treatment Options for Stroke: Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke up to 24 Hrs after Onset

March 22, 2018

The Stroke team at Penn Medicine is now performing endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after acute ischemic stroke in patients for whom imaging suggests a therapeutic benefit from intervention. The extension of the window of intervention to 24 hours in select patients with acute stroke is a departure from standard practice, which limits treatment to six hours from symptom onset.




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