Blood clot grabber could save stroke victims’ lives

20 February 2012

A device that ‘traps’ blood clots so they can be safely removed from the brain could be a radical new treatment for stroke.

The cage-like gadget ensnares the clot, allowing doctors to retrieve it so blood flow can quickly be restored.

The experimental new gadget, called the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device, could potentially be used long after the three-hour cut-off point because it can force its way through the clot.

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