Thrombectomy assisted by carotid stenting in acute ischemic stroke management: benefits and harms

@article{SteglichArnholm2015ThrombectomyAB,
  title={Thrombectomy assisted by carotid stenting in acute ischemic stroke management: benefits and harms},
  author={Henrik Steglich-Arnholm and M Holtmannsp{\"o}tter and Daniel Kondziella and Aase Wagner and Trine Stavngaard and M E Cronqvist and Klaus Hansen and Joan H\ojgaard and S Taudorf and D W Krieger},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={262},
  pages={2668-2675}
}
Extracranial carotid artery occlusion or high-grade stenosis with concomitant intracranial embolism causes severe ischemic stroke and shows poor response rates to intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Endovascular therapy (EVT) utilizing thrombectomy assisted by carotid stenting was long considered risky because of procedural complexities and necessity of potent platelet inhibition—in particular following IVT. This study assesses the benefits and harms of thrombectomy assisted by carotid stenting and… CONTINUE READING