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Merci clot retrieval device

Merci clot retrieval device

Merci clot retrieval device: The Merci clot retrieval device is a method to remove a clot from a blood vessel in the brain and to reduce the damage caused by an ischemic stroke (lack of oxygen to the brain). The Merci clot retrieval system is a thin, flexible wire delivered under x-ray assistance through a microcatheter to the blood clot, which is withdrawn, like a corkscrew, from the blood vessel.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Merci clot retrieval device

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Merci clot retrieval device:

  • Ischemic stroke (not hemorrhagic stroke)
  • Symptoms associated with ischemic stroke (sudden numbness on one side of face, confusion, dizziness, vision, headache)

Other Surgical Options: Merci clot retrieval device

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Merci clot retrieval device may include these surgeries:

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