Periprocedural antithrombotic strategies in acute ischemic stroke interventional therapy

Fadi Nahab, Tareq Kass-Hout, Hashem Shaltoni

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Abstract

In patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke, antithrombotic therapies are utilized to prevent distal embolization, arterial reocclusion, or catheter-related embolism. However, this must be weighed against the risk of hemorrhagic complications secondary to existing and ongoing ischemia or silent vessel perforation. In this article, we present an overview of the available literature evaluating antithrombotic therapy in patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke and discuss the emerging role of these agents. Neurology

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurology
Volume79
Issue number13 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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