Title

Impact of intracranial self-expanding stents in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke: efficacy and limitations

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In recent years, endovascular self-expanding stents have become a viable option for neurointerventionalists treating acute ischemic stroke. Timely intervention for stroke could mean the difference between complete recovery and significant morbidity or death. Since 2006, a handful of clinical trials have demonstrated the potential of self-expanding stents in dependably achieving quick revascularization. These devices are expanding in utilization as new designs offer greater procedural flexibility and better clinical results. We discuss these clinical investigations, focusing on the procedural capabilities and limitations of each self-expanding stent design.

Medical Subject Headings

Brain Ischemia (diagnosis, surgery); Humans; Stents; Stroke (diagnosis, surgery); Thrombectomy (instrumentation, methods); Treatment Outcome

Publication Date

12-1-2011

Publication Title

Journal of neurointerventional surgery

E-ISSN

1759-8486

Volume

3

Issue

4

First Page

364

Last Page

8

PubMed ID

21990463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1136/jnis.2011.004614

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