CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(02): 400-408
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1734346
Review Article

Indian College of Radiology and Imaging (ICRI) Consensus Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention

Shrikant R Londhe
1  Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Noble Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Sharath Kumar GG
2  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Shyamkumar N. Keshava
3  Department of Interventional Radiology, Christian Medical College, Ida Scudder Road, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Chander Mohan (Brig)
4  Interventional Radiology, ICRI Director, Interventional Radiology, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India
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The medical science has witnessed significant change in the management of acute stroke patients as a result of recent advances in the field of stroke imaging and endovascular mechanical thrombectomy in addition to intravenous thrombolysis and optimization of stroke services in balance with available resources. Despite initial negative trials, we witnessed the publication of five multicenter randomized clinical trials showing superiority of the endovascular approach over standard medical management in patients with large vessel occlusion. The aim of this study is to provide comprehensive set of evidence-based recommendations regarding imaging and endovascular interventions in acute ischemic stroke patients.

Publication History

Publication Date:
27 July 2021 (online)

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