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028 Revascularization of large vessel occlusion by the Penumbra System in acute ischemic stroke contributes to good functional outcome
  1. R Tarr1,
  2. D Hsu1,
  3. Z Kulcsar2,
  4. C Bonvin2,
  5. D Rufenacht2,
  6. K Alfke3,
  7. R Stingele3,
  8. O Jansen3,
  9. D Frei4,
  10. R Bellon4,
  11. M Madison5,
  12. T Struffert6,
  13. A Dorfler6,
  14. I Grunwald7,
  15. W Reith7,
  16. A Haass7
  1. 1Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  2. 2Hopitaux Univ de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
  3. 3University of Kiel Medical Center, Kiel, Germany
  4. 4Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
  5. 5Radiology, St Paul United Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota,, USA
  6. 6Universitatsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
  7. 7Universitatskilinikum des Saarlandes, Saarlandes, Germany

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the post-market experience of the Penumbra System at several academic and community hospitals. The Penumbra System is a new generation of mechanical devices designed to reduce clot burden in acute stroke due to large vessel thromboembolism. It was recently approved for commercial use in the US and Europe, indicated for the revascularization of occluded large vessels in acute ischemic stroke.

Methods and Materials: This study …

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