Thrombectomy for Treatment of Acute Stroke in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Guillermo Parrilla, L. Creed Pettigrew

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This commentary will focus on the role of thrombectomy for the treatment of embolic stroke during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We will begin with review of recently promulgated guidelines for use of thrombectomy in COVID-19-associated stroke. We will then survey the reported experience of thrombectomy applied to treatment of large-vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke in COVID-19. We will conclude by discussing unusual challenges confronted by neuro-interventionalists seeking to perform thrombectomy in COVID-19 patients with acute LVO stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021

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  • COVID-19
  • Coagulation abnormalities in cerebrovascular diseases
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Large-vessel occlusion
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Thrombectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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