Longer 6-mm Diameter Stent Retrievers Are Effective for Achieving Higher First Pass Success with Fibrin-Rich Clots
First pass success (FPS) can be defined as in vitro retrieval of clot in a single pass during mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for acute large vessel occlusion (LVO). Despite advancements in MT technology, retrieval of fibrin-rich clots remains a challenge. Therefore, the effect of stent retriever length on FPS for fibrin-rich clots was investigated by using SolitaireTM 6 × 40 versus 6 × 30 mm devices with a balloon guide catheter (BGC) or distal access catheter (DAC) and sheath, in an in vitro model of anterior circulation neurovascular anatomy. Additionally, vascular safety of the SolitaireTM 6 × 40 versus ...
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Thrombectomy Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke due to Middle Cerebral Artery M2 Occlusion with Stent Retriever versus Aspiration: A Multicenter Experience
Conclusion: Utilization of a newer-generation pump aspiration catheter compared to a stent retriever resulted in similar outcomes, but worse outcomes were seen with the manual aspiration technique. These findings need to be confirmed with a large randomized trial utilizing stent retrievers and newer-generation pump aspiration systems.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:180 –186 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Predictors of Acute Neurological Worsening after Endovascular Thrombectomy
Conclusion: Our single-center retrospective cohort result is limited by small sample size. It showed that high admission BG is an independent predictor of NW after EVT and ultimately leads to poor outcome.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:172 –179 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Neuroendovascular Cerebral Sinus Stenting in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a rare, ill-understood disease of significant morbidity. Because the pathophysiology is poorly understood, treatment protocols are not uniform and are directed towards alleviating the most common symptoms: headache and visual loss. In this review, we analyze 25 case series, all of which included IIH patients (n = 408) who were treated with placement of a venous sinus stent. Among 342 patients who had headache, 240 patients (70.2%) had improvement or resolution of headache after the stent insertion. Of the 217 patients documented to have visual problems, visual acuity was improv...
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 4, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The Effects of Cerebral Vasospasm on Cerebral Blood Flow and the Effects of Induced Hypertension: A Mathematical Modelling Study
Conclusion: Under vasospastic condition, cerebral blood flow varies considerably. Hypertension can raise the blood flow, but it is unable to restore cerebral blood flow to baseline.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:152 –163 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - April 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Body Mass Index and Clinical Outcomes in Large Vessel Occlusion Acute Ischemic Stroke after Endovascular Therapy
Conclusion: In patients treated with mechanical thrombectomy, BMI is not associated with outcomes. However, patients who are overweight or obese have more comorbidities and a higher stroke risk and, thus, should strive for a normal weight.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:144 –151 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - March 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Impact of MRI Selection on Triage of Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: The MRI in Acute Management of Ischemic Stroke (MIAMIS) Registry
Conclusions: Multimodality MRI screening for AIS symptoms for ET is feasible. Optimizing each center ’s protocol and the utilization of MRI with DWI only may be a time-saving alternative.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:135 –143 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - March 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Prospective Endovascular Treatment in Acute Ischemic Stroke Evaluating Non-Contrast Head CT versus CT Perfusion (PLEASE No CTP)
Conclusions: CTP penumbra did not identify patients who would benefit from endovascular treatment when patients were selected with non-contrast CT ASPECTS ≥7. There is no correlation of CTP penumbra with good outcomes or mortality. Larger prospective trials are warranted to justify the use of CTP within 6 h of symptom onset.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:116 –122 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Platelet Function Testing in Neurovascular Procedures: Tool or Gimmick?
Conclusion: PFT appears to identify patients with clopidogrel resistance prior to NVS procedures. When non-responders are converted to alternative platelet inhibitors, neurological outcomes and thromboembolic complication rates may improve. Consequently, this study provides preliminary evidence that PFT may be a useful clinical tool to enhance procedural safety and improve clinical outcomes in NVS procedures.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:123 –134 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Head or Neck First? Speed and Rates of Reperfusion in Thrombectomy for Tandem Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes
Conclusions: The upfront approach of the intracranial lesion in patients with tandem large vessel occlusion strokes leads to similar reperfusion rates but faster reperfusion as compared to initial cervical revascularization followed by mechanical thrombectomy. Controlled studies are warranted.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:92 –100 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - February 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Endovascular Reconstruction of Intracranial Aneurysms with the Pipeline Embolization Device in Pediatric Patients: A Single-Center Series
Conclusion: While further investigation is needed, the evidence presented here supports the conclusion that the PED can be an effective and viable treatment strategy in the pediatric population.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:101 –108 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - February 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Association of Menopausal Age with Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm Morphology
Conclusions: A trend to increased UIA maximal diameter and neck size was seen in the POM group compared to the PRM group. The PRM group had a significantly higher number of UIA lobes. Larger prospective trials are needed to confirm these findings.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:109 –115 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - February 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of the Pipeline Embolization Device Use in the Outside Circle of Willis Located Intracranial Aneurysms: A Single-Center Experience
Conclusion: The use of PED to treat aneurysms located outside the circle of Willis is feasible and effective. Our novel antiplatelet protocol did not require platelet function assay testing and did not lead to a higher rate of thrombo-embolic events compared to what has been previously reported.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:83 –91 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - January 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Real-World Impact of Retrievable Stents for Acute Ischemic Stroke on Disability Utilizing the National Inpatient Sample
Conclusions: The FDA approval of RS technology after 2012 was associated with decreased in-hospital mortality when compared with the 3-year interval prior. These findings provide an indication that the RCT data on the efficacy of RS technology are translating into improved real-world outcomes.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:60 –68 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - December 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Mandatory Neuroendovascular Evolution: Meeting the New Demands
Background: Traditionally, patients undergoing acute ischemic strokes were candidates for mechanical thrombectomy if they were within the 6-h window from onset of symptoms. This timeframe would exclude many patient populations, such as wake-up strokes. However, the most recent clinical trials, DAWN and DEFUSE3, have expanded the window of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients to within 24 h from symptom onset. This expanded window increases the number of potential candidates for endovascular intervention for emergent large vessel occlusions and raises the question of how to efficiently screen and triage...
Source: Interventional Neurology - December 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

An Appraisal of the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
Intervent Neurol 2019;8:55 –59 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - December 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Bailout Strategies and Complications Associated with the Use of Flow-Diverting Stents for Treating Intracranial Aneurysms
Background: Flow-diverting stents (FDS) have revolutionized the endovascular management of unruptured, complex, wide-necked, and giant aneurysms. There is no consensus on management of complications associated with the placement of these devices. This review focuses on the management of complications of FDS for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.Summary: We performed a systematic, qualitative review using electronic databases MEDLINE and Google Scholar. Complications of FDS placement generally occur during the perioperative period.Key Message: Complications associated with FDS may be divided into periprocedural compli...
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Acknowledgement to Reviewers
Intervent Neurol 2018;7:556 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Contents Vol. 7, 2018
Intervent Neurol 2018;7:I –VI (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Does the Addition of Non-Approved Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for rtPA Impact Treatment Rates? Findings in Australia, the UK, and the USA
Conclusions: Non-standard criteria for rtPA eligibility were evident in all three countries and could, in part, explain comparably low use of rtPA. Differences in the use of standard criteria may signify practitioner intolerance for those derived from original efficacy studies that are no longer relevant.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:1 –12 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Recanalization of Tandem Vertebrobasilar Occlusions with Contralateral Vertebral Occlusion or Hypoplasia via either Direct Passage or the SHERPA Technique
Conclusion: Recanalization of tandem vertebrobasilar occlusions with contralateral occlusion or hypoplasia is feasible. Intracranial recanalization is facilitated by the passage of a long 6F sheath into V2, and retrograde delineation of an occluded vertebral origin with a microwire may serve as a crucial adjunct.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:13 –19 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

In vitro Remote Aspiration Embolectomy for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Conclusions: In a noncollapsible system, remote aspiration can be successfully achieved even in the setting of prominent branch arteries by using relatively large aspiration catheters. Proximal flow arrest may facilitate successful remote aspiration for some catheter sizes.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:20 –26 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Endovascular Reperfusion for Acute Isolated Cervical Carotid Occlusions: The Concept of “Hemodynamic Thrombectomy”
Conclusions: The endovascular recanalization of isolated cervical carotid occlusions presenting with acute ischemic stroke symptoms is feasible. Because isolated cervical carotid occlusions are associated with hemodynamic ischemic symptoms, if carotid recanalization cannot be achieved, stenting other cervical arteries ’ stenoses, with a focus on intracranial flow improvement, appears to be a reasonable strategy. Large controlled studies are necessary to assess the safety and efficacy of recanalization of acute isolated cervical carotid occlusions.Intervent Neurol 2019;8:27 –37 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - October 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Aortic Arch Variants: A Practical Guide to Safe and Timely Catheterization
Conclusion: Familiarity with more and less common arch variants, along with low threshold for performance of pigtail aortic arch angiography and comfort in use of general purpose and recurved catheters, will ensure success in the vast majority of encountered variations.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:544 –555 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Regional Contributions to Poststroke Disability in Endovascular Therapy
Conclusions: For both right and left hemisphere, preservation of the high cortical regions was more strongly associated with improved outcomes compared to the deep regions. Our findings support taking into consideration the location and relative weightings of the involved ASPECTS regions when evaluating a patient for EST.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:533 –543 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - September 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Comparison of Subacute Vascular Damage Caused by ADAPT versus Stent Retriever Devices after Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Histological and Ultrastructural Study in an Animal Model
Conclusions: Both techniques caused damage to the vessel wall. The main damages were localized at the level of the tunica media and adventitia, instead of the tunica intima as in the acute phase. Further investigation is required to better understand whether these alterations could have chronic consequences.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:501 –512 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - September 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Ghost Infarct Core and Admission Computed Tomography Perfusion: Redefining the Role of Neuroimaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Conclusions: CTP CBF #x3c; 30% may overestimate infarct core volume, especially in patients imaged in the very early time window and with fast complete reperfusion. Therefore, the CTP CBF technique may exclude patients who would benefit from endovascular treatment.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:513 –521 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - September 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

2D Parametric Parenchymal Blood Flow as a Predictor of the Hemorrhagic Events after Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Single-Center Retrospective Study
Conclusions: Elevated parametric parenchymal blood flow wash-in rates after thrombectomy may be associated with increased risk of hemorrhagic events.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:522 –532 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - September 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Isolated Intraventricular Hemorrhage Associated with Cerebral Vasospasm and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia following Arteriovenous Malformation Rupture
Background: Although it is well characterized in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, vasospasm is exceedingly rare following cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture. Subsequently, this complication is poorly characterized with regard to delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). We review cases of ruptured AVM to assess the frequency and severity of vasospasm on cerebral angiography, and DCI.Summary: We reviewed our institutional database of acute intracranial hemorrhages between 2005 and 2014. We identified patients with cerebral AVM rupture and evidence of vasospasm, which was confirmed with digital subtraction angiograp...
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Stent Survival and Stent-Adjacent Stenosis Rates following Venous Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusion: Stent-adjacent stenosis is an important complication following venous stenting in patients with DVSS and IIH. Further studies are needed to identify determinants of stent-adjacent stenosis and stent nonsurvival.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:490 –500 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Retention of Stroke Education Provided during Hospitalization: Does Provision of Required Education Increase Stroke Knowledge?
Discussion: While stroke education is required during hospitalization, its ability to produce retention may be poor. We propose study of test-enhanced learning methods through the Targeted Education in Stroke Trial (TEST) to examine the effect of novel teaching methods on patient/caregiver knowledge retention.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:471 –478 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 26, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Geospatial Visualization of Mobile Stroke Unit Dispatches: A Method to Optimize Service Performance
Conclusion: Our findings will facilitate determination of socio-spatial antecedents of neighborhood overutilization of 911 and MSU services in our urban neighborhoods and service delivery optimization to reach neighborhoods with true stroke burden.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:464 –470 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Procedures Requiring General Anesthesia in Patients with Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
Conclusion: In our study, general anesthesia did not precipitate aneurysm rupture, and there were no instances of subarachnoid hemorrhage during the follow-up period. Our results suggest a benign natural history for aneurysms undergoing unrelated general anesthesia. However, this should be interpreted with caution given limitations related to our small sample size and retrospective study design.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:452 –456 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Usefulness of Cone Beam Intra-Arterial CTA for Evaluation of Flow Diverters: A Practical Approach for Daily Use
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), initially used for evaluation of intraprocedural complications such as hemorrhage, has evolved to provide details of implanted devices such as flow diverters. The study aim is to present our experience in using CBCT with intra-arterial injection and provide a step-by-step approach for postprocessing in a practical protocol for daily use. IRB approval was obtained, and the neurointerventional database was retrospectively reviewed from July 2012 to June 2017. Patients who underwent cone beam intra-arterial CT angiography for evaluation of implanted flow diverter devices were reviewed. Pa...
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility of Balloon-Assisted Embolization with Onyx of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations Revisited: Personal Experience with the Scepter XC Balloon Microcatheter
Conclusion: Utilization of the extra-compliant balloon microcatheter results in safe and effective BAE, which adds to the growing experience with BAE for AVM treatment.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:439 –444 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Acute Ischemic Stroke due to Common Carotid Ostial Disease with Tandem Intracranial Occlusions Treated with Thrombectomy and Staged Retrograde Stenting
We present the first 2 cases of acute ischemic stroke secondary to common carotid ostial disease with tandem intracranial occlusion, treated with intracranial thrombectomy followed by subsequent staged balloon-mounted stenting of the common carotid ostium. We review the pathophysiology of tandem occlusions, the controversy surrounding treatment techniques, and various approaches used in the treatment of ostial occlusive lesions.Key Message: In certain situations where acute carotid stenting is not safe or technically possible, immediate intracranial thrombectomy with a subsequent staged balloon-mounted stenting of the osti...
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Multicenter Experience with Stenting for Symptomatic Carotid Web
Conclusions: Stenting for symptomatic CaW appears to be a safe and effective alternative to surgical resection. Further studies are warranted.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:413 –418 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Neurointerventional “Near Morbidity”: A Candid Appraisal of an Early Case Series
Conclusions:“Minor”/technical complications – NNM – can be as instructive and illustrative as major complications despite not resulting in permanent morbidity. In reviewing case series, particularly early in one’s career, these cases should be highlighted.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:419 –430 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Endovascular Therapy versus Thrombolysis in Patients with Mild Strokes and Large Vessel Occlusions within the Anterior Circulation
Conclusion: Compared with IVT, the routine use of ET did not significantly improve the early clinical or radiological outcome in patients with mild strokes and anterior circulation large vessel occlusions. Further randomized trials are urgently needed to determine the role of ET in this cohort.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:431 –438 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Direct Thrombectomy versus Bridging for Patients with Emergent Large-Vessel Occlusions
Conclusions: The chances of attaining excellent functional outcomes are similar in ELVO patients undergoing dEVT or bridging.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:403 –412 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - July 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Cervical Origin of the Right Subclavian Artery with a Nonbifurcating Left Cervical Carotid Artery
Intervent Neurol 2018;7:399 –402 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Endovascular Therapy and Ethnic Disparities in Stroke Outcomes
Conclusions: Despite unique baseline characteristics, African-Americans treated with ET for large vessel occlusion strokes have similar outcomes as Caucasians. Greater availability of ET may diminish the ethnic/racial disparities in stroke outcomes.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:389 –398 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Carotid Revascularization with and without the Use of an Embolic Protection Device: A Single-Center Experience from Pakistan
Conclusion: Based on our single-center experience and findings of a relatively small sample size, carotid revascularization with stenting and angioplasty without EPD in experienced hands was found to be safe and efficacious. In addition, it proves cost-effective for patients by limiting the use of unnecessary disposables. These results are comparable to those reported in major trials and are well within the complication thresholds suggested in current guidelines. These results also show promise and illustrate the need for a larger, randomized controlled trial in order to thoroughly address this aspect of carotid revascular...
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Active Reperfusion Hemorrhage during Thrombectomy: Angiographic Findings and Real-Time Correlation with the CT “Spot Sign”
Conclusions: Active reperfusion hemorrhage involving perforator arteries was observed to correlate with the CT “spot sign” and to be associated with poor outcomes.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:370 –377 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Pipeline Embolization for Salvage Treatment of Previously Stented Residual and Recurrent Cerebral Aneurysms
Conclusions: Salvage flow diversion for previously stented aneurysms is technically challenging but offers good prospects of aneurysm obliteration with acceptable complication rates.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:359 –369 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Seeing Is Believing: Headway27 as a Highly Visible and Versatile Microcatheter with Ideal Dimensions for Stroke Thrombectomy
Conclusion: The Headway27 microcatheter reliably facilitated rapid clot access in anterior and posterior circulation acute large vessel occlusions with no microcatheter-associated complications.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:341 –346 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - May 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Review of the Mobile Stroke Unit Experience Worldwide
Background: The treatment of stroke is dependent on a narrow therapeutic time window that requires interventions to be emergently pursued. Despite recent “FAST” initiatives that have underscored “time is brain,” many patients still fail to present within the narrow time window to receive maximum treatment benefit from advanced stroke therapies, including recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and mechanical thrombectomy. The convergen ce of emergency medical services, telemedicine, and mobile technology, including transportable computed tomography scanners, has presented a unique opportunity...
Source: Interventional Neurology - May 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Automated CT Perfusion Prediction of Large Vessel Acute Stroke from Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
Conclusion: An automated CTP Tmax #x3e; 4 s/Tmax #x3e; 6 s ratio ≥2 profile was found independently associated with underlying ICAD LVOS.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:334 –340 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - May 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

A Serpiginous Pericallosal Anterior Cerebral Artery
The anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is a unique artery with many important variations with substantial clinical significance. Tortuous intracranial arteries usually occur in basilar, communicating, anterior, posterior cerebral arteries and in the white matter arterioles. This could happen for many reasons including but not limited to ageing, hypertension, patients with Moyamoya disease, congenital malformation, or increased flow associated with elastin degradation. While dolichoectasia of the ACA has been described even in children, to our knowledge, a serpiginous ACA without ectasia has not been reported, especially in the...
Source: Interventional Neurology - May 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Endovascular Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment with FlowGate Balloon Guide Catheter: A Single-Center Observational Study of FlowGate Balloon Guide Catheter Use
Conclusions: Use of the FlowGate BGC as an adjunct to mechanical thrombectomy was associated with good FPE and an overall recanalization of TICI 2b/3 of 94%.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:327 –333 (Source: Interventional Neurology)
Source: Interventional Neurology - May 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research