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Does it Take a VAN to Identify Emergent Large Vessel Occlusion (ELVO) in Ischemic Stroke?

Background: Over the last three years, we have seen the rise of neurointerventional therapies for patients with ischemic strokes due to large vessel occlusions (LVOs). This group of strokes typically includes patients with occlusion of the distal intracranial carotid artery, middle …

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Neurology

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Background: Approximately 80% of strokes are ischemic in origin leading to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide.  In ischemic stroke, there is usually a core infarct and an ischemic penumbra.  The penumbra is the area that we try to salvage with …

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Neurology

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