Selecting patients for endovascular therapy and recent developments and clinical experience with Medtronic devices

Author:Antonio Dávalos, René Chapot, Wolfgang Reith, Mario Martinez-Galdámez
Volume Info:Volume 3 Issue 2
Article Information

Volume 3 Issue 2 , pages 38-62
Received – 6 December 2017, Accepted – 11 December 2017


Clinical Director, Department of Neurosciences, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus Hospital, Department of Neuroradiology and Intracranial Endovascular Therapy, Essen, Germany


University of Saarland, Clinic for Diagnostics and Interventional Neuroradiology, Homburg, Germany


Interventional Neuroradiology, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez-Díaz Grupo Quironsalud, Madrid, Spain


Corresponding Author: Mario Martinez-Galdámez –


This article summarizes Medtronic-sponsored symposia presented at the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN) 14th Congress held October 16-19, 2017, in Budapest, Hungary. The topics included: the definition and analysis of optimal neuroimaging criteria for selecting patients for endovascular treatment using perfusion and diffusion neuroimaging (iSchema View RAPID). This review was presented by Professor Antonio Dávalos. First-year clinical experience, in Germany, with the next generation SolitaireTM Platinum Revascularization Device, for the restoration of blood flow and retrieval of clots from occluded blood vessels, in acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO), was reviewed and summarized by Professor René Chapot. Recent clinical experience and outcomes achieved with the BarrelTM vascular reconstruction device (VRD) for the treatment of bifurcation aneurysms was reviewed and summarized by Professor Wolfgang Reith. In addition, an overview of the PipelineTM Flex Embolization Device with Shield TechnologyTM, outlining the benefits of this technology, and the associated available supportive clinical data, were presented by Professor Mario Martinez-Galdámez.

Acknowledgements: The editorial assistance of Mr Rob Goodwin, Oruen Ltd, in the preparation of this article is acknowledged with thanks.


Endovascular therapy, PipelineTM Flex Embolization Device, Shield TechnologyTM, SolitaireTM Platinum Device, bifurcation aneurysms, BarrelTM Vascular Reconstruction Device.



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