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Penumbra Reperfusion Catheter

The Penumbra device is used to remove a clot from a blood vessel in the brain and potentially stop a stroke before it happens. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed with a catheter that is inserted in a blood vessel in the groin. The catheter is threaded to the site of the clot in the brain. The Penumbra device, attached to the catheter, has a suction that pulls the clot into the device. A metal wire that is part of the device is used to break up the clot to facilitate suctioning. Once the clot is removed, normal blood flow is restored, and the catheter and device are removed.

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