Mechanical approaches combined with intra-arterial pharmacological therapy are associated with higher recanalization rates than either intervention alone in revascularization of acute carotid terminus occlusion Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Lin, Ridwan; Vora, Nirav; Zaidi, Syed; Aleu, Aitziber; Jankowitz, Brian; Thomas, Ajith; Gupta, Rishi; Horowitz, Michael; Kim, Susan; Reddy, Vivek; Hammer, Maxim; Uchino, Ken; Wechsler, Law R; Jovin, Tudor


  • Acute stroke attributable to internal carotid artery terminus occlusion carries a poor prognosis. Vessel recanalization is crucial to improve clinical outcome. Historically, pharmacological thrombolysis alone has low recanalization rates. We sought to determine whether adjunctive mechanical approaches achieve better vessel recanalization and functional outcome.

publication date

  • 2009

published in

start page

  • 2092

end page

  • 7


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