mechanical thrombectomy

This is a procedure to remove clots that cause stroke. When one of the major arteries leading to the brain is blocked, a physician uses a device to mechanically grab and remove the clot. The device is used within a catheter (a thin tube threaded through an artery in the groin). Once the clot is removed, blood flow is restored to the brain. Mechanical thrombectomy is only advisable in large blood vessels.

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