Aggressive mechanical clot disruption: A safe adjunct to thrombolytic therapy in acute stroke?
Carotid Artery, Internal
Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery
AMCD can be performed safely with comparable intracerebral hemorrhage and mortality rates to other IA therapies even after use of intravenous thrombolytics in selected patients. Early deployment of this technique leads to immediate recanalization in one third of patients. AMCD may potentially shorten the time to flow restoration and improve overall recanalization rates achieved with IA therapy.