Potential role of interventional neurovascular therapy for cerebrovascular disease

Wayne M. Clark, Stanley Barnwell, Gary M. Nesbit

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BACKGROUND - Recent advances in intracranial vascular catheterization along with new microballoon technology have led to an increasing interest in using interventional techniques to treat cerebrovascular disease. REVIEW SUMMARY - Interventional techniques including percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and intra-arterial thrombolysis have shown great promise in stroke prevention and treatment. Multicenter clinical trials are in progress. CONCLUSIONS - Interventional neurovascular techniques may prevent strokes and improve stroke recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-103
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1997


  • Angioplasty
  • Stroke
  • Thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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