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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 …
Contributors JAM-G and CS-C wrote the article. JM-G reviewed the article and contributed to their writing.
Competing interests None.
Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the ethics committee of Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
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