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Hydrogel Surpasses Platinum for Brain Aneurysm Closure

Key clinical point: Hydrogel coil was more effective for intracerebral aneurysm embolization than bare platinum wire.

Major finding: Hydrogel coils had a 4% recurrence rate and platinum wire a 15% rate during 2 years of follow-up.

Study details: HEAT, a multicenter, randomized trial with 600 patients.

Disclosures: HEAT was sponsored by MicroVention, the company that markets the tested hydrogel coil. Dr. Bendok had no personal disclosures.


Abi-Aad KR et al. ISC 2019, Abstract LB20.

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