Intra-Arterial Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Continued Evolution
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The devastation caused by acute ischemic strokes is evident in every intensive care unit across the world. Although there is no doubt that progress has been made in treatment, it has been slow to come. With the emergence of new technologies in imaging, thrombolysis and endovascular intervention, the treatment modalities of acute ischemic stroke will enter a new era. In this review, we present the concept of the seven evolutionary phases in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke to date.
KeywordsThrombolysis Ischemia Recanalization Salvageable tissue Neuroprotection
We would like to thank Anand Mohapatra and Ezra Baraban for their assistance on this article.
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Dr. Alex Y. Lu, Dr. Sameer A. Ansari, Dr. Karin V. Nyström, Dr. Eyiyemisi C. Damisah, Dr. Hardik P. Amin, Dr. Charles C. Matouk, Rashmi D. Pashankar, and Dr. Ketan R. Bulsara all declare no potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article.
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