Catheter introduces Concentric Medical’s device into the brain which then captures and removes the blood clot that’s causing the stroke.: “The FDA granted clearance after a thorough review of patient data obtained in a clinical study at 25 medical centers in the United States. The MERCI (Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia) Trial evaluated the device in 141 patients who were ineligible for a ‘clot-busting’ drug that can only be used within three hours of stroke onset.”
This sounds like a true breakthrough. Congratulations to Concentric Medical–and to all the stroke patients, including many relatively young people, who may not have to go on to a lifetime of disability.