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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to identify image-based morphological parameters that correlate with human intracranial aneurysm (IA) rupture. METHODS For 45 patients with terminal or sidewall saccular IAs (25 unruptured, 20 ruptured), three-dimensional geometries were evaluated for a range of morphological parameters. In addition to five previously(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE the purpose of this study was to identify significant morphological and hemodynamic parameters that discriminate intracranial aneurysm rupture status using 3-dimensional angiography and computational fluid dynamics. METHODS one hundred nineteen intracranial aneurysms (38 ruptured, 81 unruptured) were analyzed from 3-dimensional(More)
OBJECTIVES The multicenter, single-arm BEACH (Boston Scientific EPI: A Carotid Stenting Trial for High-Risk Surgical Patients) evaluated outcomes in high-surgical-risk patients with carotid artery stenosis treated with the Carotid WALLSTENT plus FilterWire EX/EZ Emboli Protection System (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts). BACKGROUND Carotid artery(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute revascularization is associated with improved outcomes in ischemic stroke patients. However, it is unclear which method of intraarterial intervention, if any, is ideal. Numerous case series and cardiac literature parallels suggest that acute stenting may yield high revascularization levels with low associated morbidity. We(More)
OBJECT The use of flow-diverting stents has gained momentum as a curative approach in the treatment of complex proximal anterior circulation intracranial aneurysms. There have been some reported attempts of treating formidable lesions in the posterior circulation. Posterior circulation giant fusiform aneurysms have a particularly aggressive natural history.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Wingspan is a self-expanding, microcatheter-delivered microstent specifically designed for the treatment of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease. Our aim was to discuss the effect of patient age and lesion location on in-stent restenosis (ISR) rates after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) with the(More)
BACKGROUND The BEACH trial evaluated the outcomes of carotid artery stent placement with distal emboli protection, using the Carotid Wallstent and the FilterWire EX/EZ(TM), in patients at high surgical risk for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS We enrolled 747 patients at high surgical risk for CEA due to prespecified anatomical criteria and/or(More)
OBJECTIVE The multicenter, single-arm CABERNET trial evaluated outcomes in high-surgical-risk patients with carotid artery stenosis treated with the NexStent plus FilterWire EX/EZ Emboli Protection System. BACKGROUND For patients at high surgical risk, carotid artery stenting (CAS) offers a less invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). (More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebral vasospasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with poor outcome. The safety and feasibility of continuous high-dose intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) for the prevention of cerebral vasospasm and ischemic cerebral injury has not been well studied. METHODS Patients presenting to our center within 72 hours of(More)
OBJECTIVE Flow diversion is a novel concept for intracranial aneurysm treatment. The recently developed Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device (Codman Neurovascular, Raynham MA) provides easy delivery and repositioning. Although designed specifically for restraining coils within an aneurysm, this stent has theoretical effects on modifying flow dynamics,(More)