Multi MERCI (Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia [MERCIā„¢]) "Multi-MERCI"


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Angiographically confirmed large vessel ischemic stroke (occlusion may include the following: internal carotid artery (ICA), M1/M2, vertebral, or basilar arteries)
- Intervention is able to be performed within 8 hours of symptom onset
- Patients > 18 years of age
- NIHSS score 8+
- Failed IV t-PA treatment or contraindicated for IV t-PA

Exclusion Criteria

- International Normalized Ratio (INR) > 3.0
- Platelet count < 30,000
- Heparin use in previous 24 hours with PTT > 2X normal
- Baseline bloog glucose < 50 mg/dL
- Baseline computed tomography (CT) showing mass effect with midline shift
- Severe sustained hypertension (SBP > 185 or DBP > 110) that cannot be controlled with medication
- Patient is pregnant, has anticipated life expectancy < 3 months, or has severe allergy to contrast medium
- Arterial stenosis > 50% proximal to embolus
- Excessive arterial tortuosity that precludes the study device from reaching the target area