The endovascular operating room as an extension of the intensive care unit: Changing strategies in the management of neurovascular disease

Randy S. Bell, Alexander H. Vo, Erol Veznedaroglu, Rocco A. Armonda

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Abstract

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES WITHIN the field of endovascular neurosurgery have influenced the management of the neurovascular patient within the intensive care unit (ICU). The endovascular operating room has, in fact, become an extension of the ICU in certain cases. Given the rapid development of new endovascular technologies, it is more important than ever for neurosurgeons to remain intimately involved with the care of their patients within the ICU. This article offers an overview of the evolution in ICU management of neurovascular disease and provides a framework for the incorporation of the endovascular operating room in the intensive care management of patients with this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-56-S3-65
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume59
Issue number5 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endovascular operating room
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neurovascular disease
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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