Innovations in Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Aneurysms

Volume 4 Issue 2
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Technological innovations are optimizing endovascular treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS)
and cerebral aneurysms. At the 10th Congress of the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT), a symposium dedicated to state-of-the-art approaches to AIS provided insight into the use of RAPID, an imaging analysis software, to triage patients for mechanical thrombectomy in stroke networks. The symposium also examined the effect of the first pass of a clot retrieval device on AIS outcomes and identified procedural characteristics associated with the ability to complete the procedure with a single pass. In addition, a new feature of the Sim&Size modulation software, which is used to optimize selection of a Pipeline Embolization Device (PED), was introduced.This new feature, metallic surface coverage (MSC), may enhance occlusion at the aneurysmal neck.

Key words: acute ischemic stroke, mechanical thrombectomy, cerebral aneurysm, Pipeline Embolization Device

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