Tag: endovascular therapy

flow diverter devices

“Welcome and exciting”: Evidence mounts in favour of flow diversion technologies

Multiple pieces of clinical research supporting the use of flow diverter devices to treat intracranial aneurysms have come to light so far in 2021....
flying intervention teams stroke

Flying intervention teams lead to higher EVT rates and reduced time...

Flying teams of interventionists directly to a primary stroke centre to perform endovascular therapy (EVT)—as opposed to waiting for the patient to be transferred...
basics evt trial

Benefits of EVT for basilar artery occlusion “cannot be excluded” following...

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving 300 patients found that functional outcomes among basilar artery occlusion stroke patients “did not differ significantly” with endovascular...
travelling stroke team

Time is brain: Travelling stroke team enables faster treatment and better...

In a pilot programme in New York City, USA, a mobile interventional stroke team (MIST) travelled directly to patients to perform emergency stroke surgery...

Research shows new surgical technology may help reduce brain aneurysm regrowth

A new tool for treating brain aneurysms may protect artery blood flow during surgery and reduce the risk of aneurysm regrowth, according to a...
repeated clot retrieval stroke

Repeated clot retrieval attempts linked to poorer functional outcome in acute...

Repeated clot retrieval attempts are associated with an increased rate of emboli to new territory (ENT) and greater infarct growth—resulting in poorer functional outcomes...
pipeline embolization device

Data from 1,000 aneurysms indicate Pipeline Embolization Device is safe and...

The endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms using the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED; Medtronic) has been deemed safe and effective following a study involving data...
mechanical thrombectomy alone

Noninferiority of thrombectomy alone further demonstrated in acute ischaemic stroke treatment

The noninferiority of mechanical thrombectomy alone—compared to mechanical thrombectomy plus intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA)—for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke has been demonstrated...

Transradial access may be safer than transfemoral access for flow diversion...

Transradial, as opposed to transfemoral access, may be a safer approach for flow diversion procedures to treat cerebral aneurysms at a wide range of locations. This conclusion was reached...
DIRECT-MT

Direct mechanical thrombectomy alone deemed non-inferior to its combination with alteplase

Investigators of the DIRECT-MT trial, who evaluated Chinese patients with acute ischaemic stroke from large-vessel occlusion, concluded that endovascular thrombectomy alone was non-inferior in...
Endovascular cooling Ron Solar

Selective endovascular cooling with TwinFlo catheter shows promise for neuroprotection in...

Ron Solar (ThermopeutiX, San Diego, USA) and colleagues report in EuroIntervention that the TwinFlo catheter (ThermopeutiX), in pigs, was associated with rapid, selective, deep...
endovascular access Amrou Sarraj

Live from ISC: Study finds endovascular therapy access within 15 minutes...

Current direct endovascular therapy access for acute ischaemic stroke within 15 minutes is limited to one-fifth of the US population, concludes a recent...
endovascular therapy

Superior clinical outcomes for endovascular therapy candidates triaged directly to a...

For patients with emergent large vessel occlusion (LVO) eligible for endovascular therapy, prehospital triage to a more distant comprehensive stroke centre (CSC) compared with...
GOLIATH trial JNIS

GOLIATH trial wins ESMINT award for best European publication in JNIS

At the recent European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT; 4–6 September, Nice, France), the award for the best European publication in the...

While the use of endovascular therapy doubled with the emergence of...

According to Laura Stein and others from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, patients admitted with acute ischaemic stroke...

Reperfusion promotes favourable outcomes in ischaemic stroke patients with ASPECTS 0–5...

In a subgroup of acute ischaemic stroke patients presenting with Alberta stroke program early CT score (ASPECTS) 0–5, who were treated with mechanical thrombectomy,...

The efficacy of endovascular stroke therapy outside of specialised centres needs...

Real-world data investigating patient outcome after endovascular stroke therapy in high versus low volume centres finds a 30% increase in the likelihood of a...
tandem stents thrombectomy technique

Canadian-led international study shows huge costs of delayed access to stroke...

It has been known for years that it is important to get stroke patient’s treatment as soon as possible to increase their chances of...

Shorter treatment times for endovascular therapy with “trip-and-treat” stroke model

A team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA, has shown that their trip-and-treat model is associated with shorter treatment times for endovascular...