Acute stroke - The new frontier for interventional cardiologists

Summary

Consult this session video on acute stroke: the new frontier for interventional cardiologists from EuroPCR 2015.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand how to start or to improve performing acute stroke interventions in your institution
  • To learn whether acute stroke interventions could follow the success story of acute myocardial infarction interventions
  • To learn about the new evidence from randomised trials in acute stroke finally favouring catheter-based strategies

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Session objectives
  • Neurovascular anatomy: computed tomographic angiography, magnetic resonance angiography and invasive angiography
  • Patient selection and indication for endovascular treatment
  • Getting access to the target vessel and dealing with the occlusion: equipment and techniques
  • Peri-procedural antithrombotic treatment
  • Case demonstration
  • Recent negative New England Journal of Medicine trials - What did we learn?
  • Evolution and future of stroke treatment and trials
  • Session evaluation and key learnings