Endovascular management of intracranial atherosclerosis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Teleb, Mohamed S; Asif, Kaiz; Castonguay, Ali C; Zaidat, Osama O O


  • Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) represents one of the most common causes of ischemic stroke worldwide, yet our understanding remains limited regarding the best treatment options for this complex disease with a high recurrence rate of stroke. Although medical therapy has proved to be effective in lowering the risk of stroke, certain high-risk ICAD patients may derive benefit from endovascular therapy. This review presents the current treatment options for the endovascular management of ICAD and highlights the recent relevant literature.

publication date

  • 2014

published in

start page

  • 593

end page

  • 605


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