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Along with heart disease, stroke has been called one of the most common causes of mortality and disability worldwide. Constantly evolving tools, devices, imaging modalities and techniques, supported by a series of recent trials, points to endovascular interventions as a viable method for treating ischaemic stroke when performed in a timely fashion. Here you can keep up-to-date with this fast changing topic including articles on adjunctive pharmacotherapy, vascular access and bleeding risks…

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PFO closure reduces recurrent strokes – a therapeutic promise is finally kept

22 May 2017

In patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and cryptogenic stroke, percutaneous closure of the PFO has long been postulated to reduce the rate of recurrent strokes. However, up until now, trial data has failed to convincingly deliver a message of benefit for such an approach. Although the wait has been long, two recently reported trials finally seem to deliver on the therapeutic promise of PFO closure.

EuroPCR 2017 Highlights: Interventions for Stroke

20 May 2017 - From EUROPCR 2017

Interventional treatment of stroke is the future! M. Roffi and Ö. Göktekin along with L. N. Hopkins, neurosurgeon, explain how interventional cardiologists can respond to this challenge. Robust data supporting mechanical treatment of acute stroke increases daily. Until recently we believed intervention worked only within a 6 hour window, but now, the newly released DAWN trial shows that patient selection, IV r-tPA + clot retrieval can have a positive benefit for up to 24 hours after a stroke. An army of interventionalists is needed to treat the millions of eligible patients!

Acute stroke: evidence for interventional treatment. How to build a 24/7 programme

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

Moderated posters - session 3

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

EuroPCR 2017: Antiplatelet therapy post TAVR / TAVI – What is state of the ARTE practice?

Acute stroke interventions

17 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

What to expect in interventional cardiology in 2017

PCR Chair William Wijns gives us his take on 2017: expanded indications for TAVI, new BRS data, trials on device based therapies in arterial hypertension, launch of Stent Save a Life, slow implementation of interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke, celebrating 40 years of balloon angioplasty and EuroPCR 2017. An exciting year lies ahead!

Ischaemic stroke intervention - Why the acute stroke network is important

With more than 15 million strokes occurring worldwide, and the number of neuro-interventionalists still limited – what role can interventional cardiologists play?

Join neurosurgeon L. N. Hopkins as he speaks with A. Cremonesi and B. Reimers on this challenging question. Learn about the similarities in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction and acute ischaemic stroke; of the 5 recent trials that demonstrate the benefits of endovascular interventions over thrombolysis alone, and learn why the time has come for cardiologists to join with their colleagues in neuroradiology to respond effectively to this healthcare challenge. Can the precept “time is muscle” translate to “time is brain”?

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Interactive Case Corner 1

14 Dec 2016 – From GulfPCR-GIM 2016

Acute stroke - The new frontier for interventional cardiologists

20 May 2015 – From EuroPCR 2015

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