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Ischaemic stroke
Stroke etiology determines effectiveness of retrievable stents
  1. Jordi A Matias-Guiu,
  2. Carmen Serna-Candel,
  3. Jorge Matias-Guiu
  1. Department of Neurology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr J A Matias-Guiu, Department of Neurology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Martin Lagos St, 28040 Madrid, Spain; jordimatiasguiu{at}hotmail.com

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Machi et al1 have recently published a clinical study in which they proved the effectiveness and safety of Solitaire FR in acute stroke. Retrievable stents allow a high recanalization rate, and have been associated with few complications and a good outcome.2 ,3 However, the etiology of stroke is heterogeneous and may affect the success of different recanalization techniques.4

We analyzed data from a prospective register of 88 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with endovascular procedure in our center between 2009 and 2011. Patients presenting within the first 4.5 h of the onset of symptoms without …

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