Chapter

Endovascular Recanalization in Acute Stroke

Eelco F. M Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein

in Neurocritical Care

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843626
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322855 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0007

Series: What Do I Do Now

Endovascular Recanalization in Acute Stroke

Show Summary Details

Preview

Major hemispheric stroke from large intracranial vessel occlusion may not respond to intravenous thrombolysis and may require a more aggressive endovascular approach. How to make that determination using CT angiogram and CT perfusion is discussed. This chapter mentions currently used mechanical clot disruption devices and what they can achieve.

Chapter.  1764 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.