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Intracranial Angioplasty and Stenting

  • Shah-Naz H. KhanEmail author
  • Andrew J. Ringer
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Abstract

Medical management is the first line of treatment for intracranial stenosis. However, in the face of patients becoming symptomatic despite best medical management, the risk of stroke may be as high as 50%. In such a subgroup of patients, intracranial angioplasty and stenting remains a consideration. The techniques described are currently for this particular subgroup of patients.

Keywords

Cerebral artery stenosis Aspirin Clopidogrel Best medical management Balloon catheter Angioplasty Stenting 

Suggested Reading

  1. Khan SH, Ringer AJ. Technique of angioplasty and stent placement in acute ischemic stroke. J Neurol Res. 2011;1(3):81–9.Google Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of General and Endovascular Neurosurgery (IGEN)FlintUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, College of Human MedicineMichigan State UniversityFlintUSA
  3. 3.Mayfield ClinicChief of Neurosciences, TriHealth SystemCincinnatiUSA

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