MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc. today announced that the first patients were enrolled in TREVO 2 (Thrombectomy REvascularization of large Vessel Occlusions) at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey. Oregon Health & Science enrolled the first patient in TREVO 2 and Capital Health was first to use the Trevo device. TREVO 2 is a pivotal clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of Concentric's Trevo® Retriever for removing clot from ischemic stroke patients. The Trevo Retriever is the first device utilizing Stentriever™ technology, a novel method for retrieving clot from the neurovasculature.
"The continued advancement of retrieval devices is critical to our abilities to treat stroke patients," said Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, Director of Neurosciences and Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey, where Trevo was used for the first time in the United States by Dr. Kenneth Liebman, Cerebrovascular Endovascular Neurosurgeon.
"The experience with Stentriever devices in Europe is very encouraging. We expect the Trevo Retriever to be more effective and to treat patients more quickly and ultimately expand endovascular treatment to more stroke patients in years to come," said Dr. Kenneth Liebman, Director of Neurosurgical Critical Care at Capital Health, who used the device at the hospital's Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey.
"It was a true team effort and very exciting for the team to enroll the first patient in TREVO 2," said Helmi Lutsep, MD who is a Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and national co-principal investigator of TREVO 2, "With the TREVO 2 study now underway, we are closer to bringing this important technology to acute ischemic stroke patients in the US."
|SOURCE Concentric Medical, Inc.|
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