Literature Review

Effect of balloon guide catheter utilization on contact aspiration thrombectomy


This article shows the effectiveness of balloon guide catheter (BGC) used for patients with acute stroke treated by contact aspiration thrombectomy (CAT).

This study was a multiple institutional retrospective study including 429 patients. An enrollment criterion was “onset-to-puncture time ≦ 600 minutes”. CAT was performed with manual aspiration. A BGC was used in 45.2%.