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NICE greenlights clot removal procedure for use on NHS

 

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NICE greenlights clot removal procedure for use on NHS

NICE has approved a procedure for use on the NHS that uses a mechanical device to remove clots from stroke patients.

Following new evidence on long-term safety and effectiveness, NICE has published updated guidance which approves mechanical clot retrieval for removing blood clots in people who have had an acute ischaemic stroke.