Journal article

Advances in endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke A whole new ball game

Lai Yin Law, Bruce CV Campbell, Tissa Wijeratne

NEUROLOGY-CLINICAL PRACTICE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Purpose of review: The burden of disability from ischemic stroke continues to intensify. Any acute therapeutic option that reduces disability after ischemic stroke should be encouraged and further studied. In particular, the need for an effective treatment in patients with large vessel occlusion has been long overdue. Recent findings: Consistent trial evidence has answered this need in an emphatic fashion, demonstrating improved functional outcomes with endovascular therapy following better patient selection, new device technology, and reduced treatment times. The article discusses the current evidence and guidelines and highlights the inherent complexities of a specialized intervention whos..

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