ISC 2017: Integrative Aspiration System Compares Favorably to Stent Retrievers as Frontline Thrombectomy Therapy for Acute Stroke

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications , Stroke & Cerebrovascular


New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference in Houston suggests that the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration, First Pass Technique) compares favorably to the use of stent retrievers as an effective frontline thrombectomy approach. Data from the prospective, randomized controlled ASTER study showed that 85.4 percent of patients treated with Penumbra’s aspiration system achieved the primary endpoint of TICI 2b/3 at the end of the procedure, as compared to 83.1 percent of patients treated with stent retrievers. Additionally, 63.0 percent of patients treated with Penumbra’s aspiration system achieved the secondary endpoint of TICI 2b/3 after frontline treatment compared to 67.7 percent with stent retrievers.

         The Penumbra System consists of large diameter, highly flexible, and reliably trackable reperfusion catheters, enabling physicians to use aspiration to remove stroke-causing blood clots from the brain safely and effectively. It is the only FDA cleared integrated aspiration system for the revascularization of ischemic stroke patients.

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