Intra-arterial treatment of acute ischemic stroke: the continued evolution.

Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2014 Feb;16(2):281

Department of Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine, 100 York Street Apt 9G, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA,

Opinion Statement: The devastation caused by acute ischemic strokes is evident in every intensive care unit across the world. Although there is no doubt that progress has been made in treatment, it has been slow to come. With the emergence of new technologies in imaging, thrombolysis and endovascular intervention, the treatment modalities of acute ischemic stroke will enter a new era. In this review, we present the concept of the seven evolutionary phases in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke to date.

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