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RCT: In patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion, thrombectomy with combined contact aspiration and stent retriever was not better than stent retriever alone.

12 Oct, 2021 | 00:04h | UTC

Effect of Thrombectomy With Combined Contact Aspiration and Stent Retriever vs Stent Retriever Alone on Revascularization in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and Large Vessel Occlusion: The ASTER2 Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Little Benefit From Adding Aspiration to Thrombectomy for Stroke – Medscape (free registration required)

Combo Thrombectomy Approach No Better for Large Vessel Strokes – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

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