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Pharmacological Agents

Additional Contributor: Kiranpal S. Sangha
  • Shah-Naz H. KhanEmail author
  • Andrew J. Ringer
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Abstract

Pharmacological agents are crucial for safe and successful performance of neuroendovascular interventions. They have varied roles from prevention of embolic complications during procedure, lysis of clots, prevention of vessel occlusion after implantation of foreign body, to dilatation of arteries in spasm. Thorough knowledge of the drugs used during intervention as well as perioperative period is essential to ensure safe and successful treatment.

Keywords

Antiplatelet Aspirin Clopidogrel (Plavix) thrombolytics Spasmolysis Heparin Continuous heparin flush Verapamil TPA Abciximab Reversing agents Sodium amytal 

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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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