Special Session on Prevention of Cardioembolic Stroke, Video 3: Arch Protection for Structural Interventions


Session Summary, Special Session on Prevention of Cardioembolic Stroke, Video 3

Operators agree that arch protection is essential for protection against embolic stroke, but adoption has been a little slow in the United States due to the lack of good devices. The European experience has been more varied between countries due to reimbursement rates. Some audience members emphasized the need for more randomized data, while others argued that further data are unnecessary to prove the benefit of keeping debris out of the brain.

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