In this Issue
An in-depth look at the paradigm shift in managing emergent large vessel occlusion.
Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Donald Frei, MD
An overview of the new class I evidence supporting intra-arterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke.
By Frank J. Attenello, MD, and William J. Mack, MD
Recent favorable data have added to our stroke management understanding and capabilities but also have presented new key questions to address.
By Reade A. De Leacy, MBBS, and J Mocco, MD, MS
Summary, significance, and the reasons why the SNIS published its own guidelines.
By Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD
An overview of the development and evolution of techniques and devices aimed at expediting effective and efficient delivery of endovascular stroke therapies.
By Jason M. Davies, MD, PhD; Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, MD; and Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD
An interview with Richard P. Klucznik, MD, on mechanical thrombectomy for stroke post-MR CLEAN.
With Richard P. Klucznik, MD
A versatile, fast, and cost-effective approach to thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke.
By Alejandro M. Spiotta, MD; Kyle M. Fargen, MD, MPH; Imran Chaudry, MD; Raymond D. Turner, MD; and Aquilla S. Turk, DO
A review of the evidence supporting physiologic imaging versus strict time criteria in managing acute ischemic stroke.
By Kyle M. Fargen, MD, MPH; Alejandro M. Spiotta, MD; Imran Chaudry, MD; Raymond D. Turner, MD; and Aquilla S. Turk, DO
Telemedicine is the glue that holds stroke networks together.
By Jeffrey C. Wagner, MD
Specialized CT-equipped ambulances are showing dramatic reductions in time to treatment for acute stroke.
By M. Shazam Hussain, MD; Seby John, MD; Andrew Russman, DO; and Peter Rasmussen, MD
Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.
Experts discuss the effectiveness of this system for the fast and efficient removal of intracranial thrombi.
With James M. Milburn, MD; Donald F. Frei, MD; Jeffrey L. Groffsky, MD; Blaise Baxter, MD; Jeffrey Farkas, MD; Guilherme Dabus, MD; and Ian Kaminsky, MD
The second in a three-part series on the most important components of starting a successful practice.
By Nicholas J. Petruzzi, MD; Rajesh Patel, MD; Mitchell Brezel, MD; and Michael Schmidling, MD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
Discussion and clinical scenarios illustrating the nuances of coding for stroke services.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
The Sapporo-based interventional cardiologist shares the unique approach to challenging lower limb interventions in Japan.