February 2016


In this Issue

Ischemic Stroke Intervention

An in-depth look at the paradigm shift in managing emergent large vessel occlusion.



Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

The Rise of Stroke Intervention

By Donald Frei, MD


Mechanical Thrombectomy Trials in Acute Ischemic Stroke

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

Interventional Stroke Trials: What’s Needed, What’s Next?

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

A Candid Look at Stroke Guidelines

Summary, significance, and the reasons why the SNIS published its own guidelines.

By Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

Advances in ELVO Access and Management

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

Perspectives on Best Practices and Tips for Stent Retriever Use

An interview with Richard P. Klucznik, MD, on mechanical thrombectomy for stroke post-MR CLEAN.

With Richard P. Klucznik, MD

ADAPT: A Direct Aspiration First Pass Technique

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

Imaging-Based Selection of Stroke Patients: Physiology, Not Time

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

Building the Ideal Stroke Network With Telemedicine

Telemedicine is the glue that holds stroke networks together.

By Jeffrey C. Wagner, MD

Taking Acute Stroke Care to the Streets: Mobile Stroke Treatment Units

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.

Penumbra System® for Intracranial Mechanical Thrombectomy

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


Establishing a Community Hospital Interventional Oncology Program: Advanced Therapies

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


New Coding for Endovascular Stroke Therapy in 2016

Discussion and clinical scenarios illustrating the nuances of coding for stroke services.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



An Interview With Kazushi Urasawa, MD, PhD, FJCC

The Sapporo-based interventional cardiologist shares the unique approach to challenging lower limb interventions in Japan.


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