New Device May Limit Stroke Damage
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Moreover, even if the clot can be seen, "it has to be in a location where you can get at it," Goldstein says. Many clots are located in arteries that are not accessible by catheter technology. Additionally, Mayberg tells WebMD that even if the device is approved, its use will be limited to comprehensive stroke centers "where a neurosurgeon, an interventional radiologist, stroke neurologists are available 24-hours a day."
The FDA's Neurovascular Devices Advisory Panel is slated to review the device at a meeting Feb. 23. The panel will then make a recommendation to the FDA.