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American Heart Association Statement Gives Guidance on Minimally Invasive Procedures to Treat Diseased Brain Vessels
Date:4/6/2009

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

DALLAS, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of minimally invasive procedures to treat brain blood vessel diseases has made tremendous strides in the past decade along with advances in the field of catheter-based interventions. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is providing recommendations for their use based on the best available evidence.

The new statement, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, addresses the use of stenting, coil embolization (using metal coils to close off abnormal blood vessels), in-artery delivery of clot busting drugs, and mechanical clot-removing devices for the treatment of:

  • brain aneurysms,
  • narrowed brain arteries,
  • acute ischemic stroke, and
  • arteriovenous malformations (abnormal connections between arteries and veins).

A summary of recommendations can be found in Table 2 of the statement:

Indications for the Performance of Intracranial Endovascular Neurointerventional Procedures

http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.192217

Authors of the statement are Philip M. Meyers, M.D., Chair; H. Christian Schumacher, M.D., Co-Chair; Randall T. Higashida, M.D., Co-Chair; Stanley L. Barnwell, M.D., Ph.D.; Mark A. Creager, M.D.; Rishi Gupta, M.D.; Cameron G. McDougall, M.D.; Dilip K. Pandey, M.D.; David Sacks, M.D.; and Lawrence R. Wechsler, M.D.

Author disclosures are available on the manuscript.

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