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Case of "slow" stroke from carotid artery occlusion treated by delayed but cautious endovascular intervention.
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PMID:  21603176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a challenging case of carotid occlusion with slowly evolving stroke, we used brain imaging to facilitate endovascular revascularization resulting in the relief of the patient's symptoms. Patients with carotid occlusion and continued neurological worsening or fluctuations present enormous treatment challenges. These patients may present "slow" strokes with subacute infarcts that present significant challenges and risks during attempts at revascularization of the occluded artery. We present such a case in which we used multimodal imaging techniques, including MR-perfusion, to facilitate endovascular revascularization. Our approach of delayed but cautious intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy, guided by brain imaging, and followed by stent placement across the residual stenosis, enabled revascularization of the occluded artery without overt in-hospital complications.
Authors:
Kachi Illoh; Emilio Supsupin; Hashem M Shaltoni; Edwin D Cacayorin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke research and treatment     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2042-0056     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke Res Treat     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-23     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529024     Medline TA:  Stroke Res Treat     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  974357     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Neurology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Building 22, Room 5402, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA.
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