Endovascular intervention - using medication and devices introduced through catheters or microcatheters placed into the blood vessels through a percutaneous approach - has emerged as a relatively new minimally invasive approach to treat cerebrovascular disease and possibly intracranial neoplasms. This textbook provides a comprehensive review of principles pertinent to endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and intracranial tumors, with a detailed description of techniques for these procedures and periprocedural management strategies. Particular emphasis is placed on expert interpretation of the quality of evidence provided and implications for practice related to endovascular procedures. This will be essential reading for clinicians working in interventional neurology and cardiology, endovascular neurosurgery, vascular surgery and neuroradiology.
Preface; 1. History of interventional neurology Adnan I. Qureshi; 2. Diagnostic cerebral angiography Adnan I. Qureshi and Ameer E. Hassan; 3. Overview of pharmacological agents Ameer E. Hassan, Steve M. Cordina, Haitham H. Hussein, Deepak L. Bhatt and Adnan I. Qureshi; 4. Periprocedural care Alexandros L. Georgiadis and Mustapha A. Ezzeddine; 5. Acute ischemic stroke Alexandros L. Georgiadis, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Andrei Alexandrov, Adnan I. Qureshi and Jose I. Suarez; 6. Extracranial carotid artery disease Adnan I. Qureshi and L. Nelson Hopkins; 7. Extracranial vertebral artery disease Robert A. Taylor, Zeeshan M. Memon and Adnan I. Qureshi; 8. Intracranial stenosis Farhan Siddiq, Adnan I. Qureshi and Camilo R. Gomez; 9. Arterial dissection YihLin Nien, José Rafael Romero, Thanh N. Nguyen and Adnan I. Qureshi; 10. Traumatic vascular injury Jefferson T. Miley, Qaisar A. Shah and Adnan I. Qureshi; 11. Intracranial aneurysms Alexandros L. Georgiadis, Matthew D. Ford, David A. Steinman, Nauman Tariq and Adnan I. Qureshi; 12. Cerebral vasospasm Adnan I. Qureshi, Mushtaq Qureshi, Jefferson T. Miley, Nauman Tariq and Giuseppe Lanzino; 13. Intracranial arterio-venous malformations Dorothea Strozyk, Carlos E. Baccin, Johnny C. Pryor and Raul G. Nogueira; 14. Dural arterio-venous fistulas Thanh N. Nguyen, Jean Raymond, Alexander M. Norbash and Daniel Roy; 15. Cerebral venous thrombosis Amit Singla and Randall C. Edgell; 16. Intracranial and head and neck tumors: embolization and chemotherapy Adnan I. Qureshi, Nauman Tariq, Rabia Qaiser, Herbert B. Newton and Stephen J. Haines; 17. Diagnostic and provocative testing Haralabos Zacharatos, Ameer E. Hassan, M. Fareed K. Suri and Adnan I. Qureshi; 18. Spinal vascular and neoplastic lesions Osman Kozak and Edgard Pereira; 19. Central retinal artery occlusion Alberto Maud, Zeeshan M. Memon and M. Fareed K. Suri; 20. Epistaxis Alexandros L. Georgiadis, Steve Cordina and Adnan I. Qureshi; 21. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty Stanley H. Kim, Anant I. Patel, Nancy Gruell, Kirk Conrad and Young J. Yu; 22. Clinical trials for neuro-endovascular procedures: fundamentals of design and interpretation Haitham H. Hussein and Adnan I. Qureshi; 23. Qualification requirements for performing endovascular procedures Adnan I. Qureshi, Alex Abou-Chebl and Tudor G. Jovin; Index.