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Use of self-expanding intracranial stents in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
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PMID:  20888785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Conventional endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke includes intraarterial pharmacologic thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) administration with or without mechanical thrombectomy with a variety of devices. The present report describes two cases of stroke refractory to TPA administration in which successful recanalization was accomplished by the use of a self-expanding intracranial stent. Stent-assisted recanalization may be a viable option for patients with acute ischemic stroke refractory to thrombolysis or thrombectomy.
Authors:
Ethan A Prince; Mahesh V Jayaraman; Richard A Haas
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1535-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1755-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA. eprince@lifespan.org
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