Journal article

Role of Imaging in Current Acute Ischemic Stroke Workflow for Endovascular Therapy

Bijoy K Menon, Bruce CV Campbell, Christopher Levi, Mayank Goyal

Stroke | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Ischemic stroke is caused by a thrombus that blocks an intracranial artery. Brain tissue beyond the blocked artery survives for a variable period of time because of blood and nutrients received through tiny vessels called collaterals. Imaging the brain and the vasculature that supplies it is therefore a vital first step in treating patients with acute ischemic stroke. In this review, we focus on current evidence for imaging selection of patients for endovascular therapy in the context of the recently positive clinical trials, such as Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN), Endovascular Treatment for Small Core a..

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