Endovascular Thrombectomy in Treatment of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke - Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Experience

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Endovascular Thrombectomy in Treatment of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke - Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Experience

Introduction. 15 mlj people suffer from stroke each year (World Health Organization 2005). That is one of the main causes of mortality, dementia and disability. (5;7) Inability after stroke is much more important problem than mortality, since it forms substantial additional costs in the health and social budget, and often isolate patients from the social life.

Aim of the study. The aim of our study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of mechanical thrombectomy and cerebrovascular revascularization for patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Materials and methods. This study was retrospective and all included patients (n=37) were hospitalized in Department of Neurology at Pauls Stradins Clinical University hospital with acute ischemic stroke. Patients with carotid artery, middle cerebral artery and basilar artery occlusions were included in the thrombectomy group.

Results. Our results suggest that endovascular revascularization for patients with acute ischemic stroke in case of large artery occlusion is relatively safe and effective. This method is a method of choice for ischemic stroke patients with middle cerebral, basilar artery, and carotid artery occlusion.

Conclusions. Endovascular revascularization is relatively safe and effective method of stroke treatment.

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Acta Chirurgica Latviensis

The Journal of Riga Stradins University; Latvian Association of Surgeons; Latvian Association of Paediatric Surgeons

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