Techniques for acute stroke intervention

J Interv Cardiol. 2009 Feb;22(1):1-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.2008.00413.x.


Stroke or cerebrovascular accident is the second most common cause of death in Western countries. Although stroke is a treatable disease, the majority of patients do not receive intravenous thrombolysis or catheter-based therapy. The lack of treatment is multifactorial. Several treatments have been studied. Research and development in the area of acute stroke treatment are ongoing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty
  • Comorbidity
  • Humans
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Stroke / classification
  • Stroke / diagnosis
  • Stroke / therapy*
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Treatment Outcome