Mechanical thrombectomy: stroke treatment 2.0

Each year, approximately 250,000 Germans suffer a stroke. This makes stroke the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The circulatory disorder that occurs in the brain is normally treated using systemic thrombolysis, a procedure that bears various risks. Unlike mechanical thrombectomy, which offers clear advantages by comparison.


Photo: Hans-Georg Diener

Prof. Hans-Georg Diener; © private

Graphic: stent in a blood vessel

The blood clot in the brain is enclosed with a stent and removed simultaneously; © Atanasov

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann