Israeli experts: ‘Fishing’ blood clots out of brains of acute stroke victims will save many lives

Urgent catheterization to remove blood clots in the brain (thrombectomy) of patients who have undergone moderate-to-serious strokes save lives and prevent  serious disability, according to the Israel Neurology Society.

Prof. David Tena, director of the Center for Prevention and Treatment of Stroke at Sheba Medical Center  and secretary of the society said on Sunday that four new thrombectomy studies "constitute the biggest breakthrough in the treatment of stroke in the last two decades and important news for victims of a serious stroke who are not candidates for or do not react to treatment to meld clots.”


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