EXTEND-IA randomized trial of intra-arterial clot retrieval in ischemic stroke

Grant number: 1043242 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Most strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain. Current treatments to dissolve the blockage improve recovery for many patients but often fail to unblock larger brain arteries. The EXTEND-IA trial will use advanced brain imaging to identify patients who have the most to gain if the blocked artery can be re-opened. The trial will test whether a new minimally invasive clot removal procedure performed after standard clot-dissolving treatment improves recovery after stroke.

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