New study shows better outcomes for Stroke Patients

MINNEAPOLIS, DECEMBER 16th, 2015 — A recent study published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) by Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. Neurointerventionalist, Josser Delgado, MD compares treatment options for acute ischemic strokes from anterior circulation emergent large vessel occlusions (ELVO). These patients were treated with mechanical thrombectomies using a direct aspiration first pass thrombectomy technique (ADAPT) or Solumbra technique (a direct aspiration at the face of the thrombus at the time of thrombectomy).

The study compared rates of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (a complication of intravenous thrombolysis treatment associated with high mortality) and good outcomes within a 90 day period.

The study composed of 100 patients; 45 in the ADAPT group, and 55 in the Solumbra group and was performed over a 38-month period.

Results of the study concluded that the ADAPT technique had significantly higher good clinical outcomes at 90 days in patients.

Dr. Delgado states in the study that there is still a debate in the NeuroInterventional community in regards to what is the most efficient and safest technique used when executing a mechanical thrombectomy.

Read more on this landmark study here in JNIS: