C124 - Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology, Neurohospitalist
Director(s): Dileep Yavagal MD, FAAN
Description: The last two decades have seen an explosion in endovascular treatments gaining standard of care indications for stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. Mechanical thrombectomy is now not only the standard of care in conjunction with IV tPA for acute ischemic stroke, but one of the most powerfully efficacious therapies in all of medicine. Most brain aneurysms including wide neck and complex aneurysms can now be treated safely with excellent outcomes with endovascular therapy. Carotid stenting, intracranial stenting, and angioplasty continue to accumulate evidence for optimum indications. This course will discuss the scientific evidence as well as tested clinical protocols for stroke systems of care, and clinical case scenarios to drive home critical learning for the student and practitioner. Faculty will review rapid advances in all the above areas. Most notably, faculty will review the most important data, including meta-analysis and real-world registry data that have accrued since the landmark RCTs for endovascular mechanical thrombectomy in 2015 and 2018. Furthermore, faculty will review the indications, safety, and efficacy of several new devices and recent clinical trial data available for endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic CVD. The latest consensus and ongoing trials in the controversial area of carotid stenting and intracranial stenting will also be discussed in detail.
Completion Message: Participants will be able to discuss the application of mechanical thrombectomy in AIS as the new standard of care in the early and late windows; be able to forumulate, in detail, the organization and running of a Thrombectomy stroke center; be able to review the latest endovascular techniques and indications for treatment of brain aneurysms, carotid stentois, and intracranial stenosis; and be able to discuss how to tailor application of neuroendovascular therapies in individual case scenarios.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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