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Patient selection for intra-arterial cerebral revascularization in acute ischemic stroke.
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PMID:  23190294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In acute ischemic stroke, rapid revascularization of the cerebral 'penumbra volume' is the key to better patient outcome. The largest and most proximal cerebral thrombotic artery occlusions can in most cases only be opened by intra-arterial intervention. The use of intra-arterial revascularization is rapidly expanding throughout Europe and North America, despite the risk for serious complications and the fact that the benefit of this treatment has not yet been proven in large, randomized clinical trials. Oslo University Hospital has performed approximately 60 intra-arterial procedures annually in acute ischemic stroke during the last few years. In this paper, we discuss important clinical and ethical aspects learned from our own experience. The future of intra-arterial cerebral revascularization will depend on an accurate preintervention patient selection.
C G Lund; A H Aamodt; D Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica. Supplementum     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-5449     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand., Suppl.c     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370337     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand Suppl     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Neurology, Cerebrovascular Centre, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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