Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

COMPASS Trial: A Direct Aspiration First Pass Technique

Acute Image

Intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration has been shown to be safe and effective for treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) within 3 hours of symptom onset, and newer evidence has shown potential benefit out to 4.5 hours.

Mechanical thrombectomy, the mechanical removal of blood clots, for AIS patients has been shown in clinical trials to be safe up to 8 hours after symptom onset. Recent trials utilizing advanced imaging to identify patients with large vessel occlusions amenable to intra-arterial thrombectomy (IAT) have shown superiority endovascular therapy over medical therapy to result in improved patient functional outcomes. Pilot data utilizing the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration First Pass Technique) approach has shown superior technical results with similar functional outcomes while lowering procedure time and device costs versus traditional stent retriever as a first line therapy approaches.

For more information about this trial, please contact Alicia Drew, Director, Research and Physician Services at Radiology Imaging Associates.

If you would like to explore more clinical information about this trial, please see the trial page on ClinicalTrials.gov

Author
Donald Frei, MD NeuroInterventional Surgeon based in Denver, Colorado

You Might Also Enjoy...

We Are Committed to Clinical Research

RIA has a rich history of participation in clinical research and innovation dating back to the 1980s.  Many of our physicians believe it is important to contribute to science and advance medicine.