Standard of practice: endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerosis.

TitleStandard of practice: endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
JournalJournal of neurointerventional surgery
Volume4
Issue6
Pagination397-406
Date Published2012 Nov
ISSN1759-8478
AbstractSymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) worldwide represents one of the most prevalent causes of stroke. When severe, studies show that it has a very high risk for recurrent stroke, highlighting the need for effective preventative strategies. The mainstay of treatment has been medical therapy and is of critical importance in all patients with this disease. Endovascular therapy is also a possible therapeutic option but much remains to be defined in terms of best techniques and patient selection. This guideline will serve as recommendations for diagnosis and endovascular treatment of patients with ICAD.
URLhttp://jnis.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=22705876
DOI10.1136/neurintsurg-2012-010405
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22705876?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleJ Neurointerv Surg