Treatment of ischaemic strokes

The term ischaemic stroke is generally used to describe the closure of large cerebral arteries by a blood clot, or ”thrombus”.  This kind of vessel occlusion leads to a reduction in the blood flow and thus to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the area of the brain affected. Longer lasting occlusions can cause irreversible damage to the brain cells – a cerebral infarction.

It is thus vital to restore the flow of blood to the affected area of the brain by removing the clot as quickly as possible.

In addition to drug treatment, mechanical thrombectomy has proved a successful form of treatment.

Acandis® offers the following products for the treatment of ischemic strokes: