The Merci clot retrieval device involves using a thin and flexible wire to remove a clot from a blood vessel located in the brain. The wire is delivered with assistance from an x-ray through a microcatheter.
Also Known As:
- Stroke treatment
Conditions Treated with the Merci Clot Retrieval Device:
The Merci clot retrieval device may be performed in cases of an ischemic stroke and symptoms associated with an ischemic stroke, such as headache, confusion, dizziness and numbness on one side of the face.