With continued technological advancements, new techniques are being introduced for the treatment of various medical diseases. One such example is the Penumbra System designed for clot removal in patients with ischemic stroke.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide, and acute ischemic stroke, which occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, is the most common type of stroke. Treatment for acute ischemic stroke involves restoring blood flow to the affected area of the brain as quickly as possible, which can help prevent brain damage and improve outcomes.
Clinical StudyA clinical study has explored the safety and effectiveness of using the Penumbra System for the routine treatment of stroke patients.
One promising treatment for acute ischemic stroke is endovascular therapy, which involves using catheters and other specialized devices to remove the blood clot and restore blood flow to the affected area of the brain. The Penumbra System is one such device, and it has been shown to be effective in clinical trials. It is a thrombus removal system specifically designed to remove thrombus using aspiration. However, it is unclear how well the Penumbra System performs in routine clinical practice.
To address this question, a group of researchers conducted a clinical study using data from the COMPLETE Registry, which includes information on patients who underwent endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke using the Penumbra System at 42 different medical centers across the United States and Europe. The study involved 650 patients who underwent treatment with the penumbra system. The primary outcomes were the successful restoration of blood flow to the affected area as well as 90-day functional outcomes.