- 23 January 2019
- Posted by: invamed
- Category: Blog
Stroke, the second most common cause of mortality worldwide, is the most common cause of disability.
Studies published in the second half of the 90s showed that the intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in acute ischemic stroke, especially in the hours immediately following the onset of symptoms, was useful. The predicted onset and application time for the effective outcome was determined as 3 hours before, but this time was increased to 4.5 hours with ECASS-III (European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study-III). However, treatment follow-ups; This study showed that this application is not very effective in occlusion of large vessels such as internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery proximal and different treatment applications are started.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, the search for alternative treatment with endovascular recanalization has continued. In the last 2-3 years, the major breakthrough has been thanks to studies such as MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND IA, REVASCAT, SWIFT PRIME, THRACE and THERAPY. The share of technology in this breakthrough is undeniable and it has been shown to the scientific platforms that the mechanical thrombectomy devices can be successful if appropriate patient selection is made.
Mantis Curve is among the thrombectomy devices and provides many advantages for the treatment process. Some of these advantages include:
The battery-operated hand-held system initiates mechanical rotation of the atraumatic unique ring shape by aspiration.
It protects the vessel wall with its leaf-shaped end design. It also creates a vortex effect for the prevention of thrombus with distal embolism and TPA. The internal infusion port provides TPA and contrast infusion. The tip diameter of the tip diameter can be adjusted from 5 to 20 mm in diameter. It enables the physician to make treatment depending on the application area and vessel size. Significantly reduces the dose of thrombolytic therapy. It significantly prevents post-thrombolytic syndrome and, most importantly, provides a significant advantage for the patient by reducing the length of hospital stay.