Case report


Mechanical thrombextraction in patient with acute ischemic stroke on background of oral anticoagulant therapy

V.О. Yarosh 1, V.V. Babenko 1, O.E. Svyrydiuk 2, O.J. Zharinov 3, O.A. Yepanchintseva 1, 3, B.M. Todurov 1, 3

1 Heart Institute, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2 Scientific-Practical Center of Endovascular Neuroradiology of NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
3 Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Thrombolytic therapy, which is a priority treatment strategy in patients with acute ischemic stroke in the first 3-4.5 hours after start of the disease, has significant limitations in case of background anticoagulant therapy. Mechanic thrombextraction is considered to be an alternative therapeutic strategy in case of inefficacy or contraindications to thrombolytic therapy. The article presents a clinical case of the 75-year old female patient with acute cardioembolic stroke on background of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Long-term background usage of the direct oral anticoagulant due to atrial fibrillation is a limitation to use thrombolytic therapy, therefore mechanical thrombextraction was performed. The case presents possibilities of the successful interventional treatment of acute cardioembolic ischemic stroke. An example of a possible drug-drug interaction possibly leading to reduction of the effectiveness of anticoagulant therapy is shown.

Key words: ischemic stroke, anticoagulants, mechanical trombextraction.

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