ARTICLE: PDF OnlyPOTENTIAL ROLE OF INTERVENTIONAL NEUROVASCULAR THERAPY FOR CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASEClark, Wayne M. MD; Barnwell, Stanley L. MD, PhD; Nesbit, Gary M. MDAuthor Information Oregon Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology, and the Dotter Interventional Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. The Neurologist: March 1997 - Volume 3 - Issue 2 - p 95-103 Buy Abstract BACKGROUND- Recent advances in intracranial vascular catheterization along with new microballoon technology have led to an increasing interest in using interventional techniques to treat cerebrovascular disease. REVIEW SUMMARY- Interventional techniques including percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and intra-arterial thrombolysis have shown great promise in stroke prevention and treatment. Multicenter clinical trials are in progress. CONCLUSIONS- Interventional neurovascular techniques may prevent strokes and improve stroke recovery. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.