Catheter-based therapy for acute ischemic stroke: A national unmet need

DeVries, James T., White, Christopher J., Cunningham, Michael C. and Ramee, Steven R. (2008) Catheter-based therapy for acute ischemic stroke: A national unmet need. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 72 5: 705-709. doi:10.1002/ccd.21633

Author DeVries, James T.
White, Christopher J.
Cunningham, Michael C.
Ramee, Steven R.
Title Catheter-based therapy for acute ischemic stroke: A national unmet need
Journal name Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1522-1946
Publication date 2008-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ccd.21633
Volume 72
Issue 5
Start page 705
End page 709
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Early reperfusion therapy for acute stroke, similar to acute myocardial infarction, has the best opportunity to reduce morbidity and mortality. Treatment options include intravenous (IV) thrombolysis therapy and/or catheter-based therapy (CBT). Catheter-based therapies include local intra-arterial thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, and angioplasty techniques. Intravenous thrombolysis is limited to the first three hours after symptom onset, which excludes many patients with disabling stroke deficits. Catheter-based therapy is effective up to seven hours after onset, but availability is limited by the lack of neurointerventionalists available around the clock to provide this care. To increase the number of providers for acute stroke reperfusion therapy, we have formed a multidisciplinary team to take advantage of cardiologists' carotid stent placement experience to provide continuous coverage for emergency reperfusion therapy. We present two cases of acute stroke treated with CBT by interventional cardiologists.
Keyword Peripheral vascular disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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