[Mechanical thrombectomy with MERCI device. Ischaemic stroke]

Ortega-Lopez Y, Llanos-Mendez A
Record ID 32011000516
Authors' recommendations: The studies showed promising rechannelisation and neurological results obtained with MERCI as a first line treatment. In addition, the use of MERCI combined with intravenous or intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment displayed similar results to that achieved with device therapy alone. Regarding safety, an important proportion of patients (around 7%) underwent clinically significant complications related to the procedure (worsening of the neurological situation, subarachnoid haemorrhage or complications in the place of vascular access that required surgery or blood transfusion). Mechanical thrombectomy with MERCI was cost-effective compared with standard antiplatelet treatment.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy
Organisation Name: Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Area
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