Abstract 2219: Trevo System: Single Center Experience With A Novel Mechanical Thrombectomy Device
Background and Purpose: Recent reports have indicated that mechanical thrombectomy may have potential as a treatment for acute ischemic stroke. This study aims to describe the safety and effectiveness of Trevo RetrieverTM (Concentric Medical Inc, Mountain View, California) using StentrieverTM technology, in revascularization of patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Methods: Prospective study evaluating the clinical, radiological and functional outcome of 13 patients with an angiographically verified occlusion of the anterior cerebral circulation. All patients underwent thrombectomy with TR as monotherapy or in combination with intra-arterial thrombolysis, within the first 8 hours from symptoms onset. Successful revascularization was defined as thrombolysis in cerebral ischemia grade 2a to 3. Good outcome was defined as modified Rankin Scale score ≤ 2.
Results: Median baseline NIHSS score was 19 (16-22). The occlusion site was MCA in 8 patients and ICA in 5 patients. Five patients received IV tPA before endovascular procedure. Revascularization was achieved in 10 of 13 patients (77%). The median number of passes for maximal recanalization was 2 (1-3) and the mean time from groin puncture to recanalization was 95±31 minutes. No significant intra-procedural complications occurred. Four patients (30%) died during the 90-day follow-up period and 4 patients (30%) achieved functional independence at 3 months.
Conclusions: Early clinical experience suggests that the TR can allow safe and effective revascularization in certain subjects with acute ischemic stroke.
- © 2012 by American Heart Association, Inc.