[Endovascular thrombectomy in ischaemic apoplexy treatment]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2018 Aug 27;180(35):V11170879.
[Article in Danish]


The goal when treating ischaemic apoplexy is a rapid, safe and effective recanalization. For some years, the main treatment has been the administration of IV thrombolysis, but due to several restrictions, lack of efficacy and a limited window of opportunity for treatment, an alternative method was needed. This formed the foundation for the develop-ment of endovascular thrombectomy. This review describes the development and the mechanisms involved as well as the results and treatment gains.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Ischemia / therapy*
  • Denmark
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Stroke / therapy*
  • Thrombectomy / methods*
  • Time-to-Treatment
  • Treatment Outcome