The device can be used to mechanically remove blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain. This helps restore blood flow in acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion.
Stroke, which causes approximately six million deaths annually, is considered as the second leading cause of death worldwide. The condition is also the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the US. A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in America, and is responsible for a death every four minutes, affecting around 795,000 people a year.