Intracranial Stents are mesh tubes that act as implants to open clogged brain arteries, which improve blood in flow to the brain for a special subgroup of patients who do not respond to medical treatment and have recurrent stroke symptoms despite best medical therapy. These patients are usually good candidates for intracranial stents. At Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic, Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, offers a continuum of care for neurointerventional treatments such as intracranial stenting.
What is Intracranial Stenting and Does it Treat or Prevent Stroke?
Intracranial stenting is a less commonly known technique to treat stroke or prevent stroke. Blockage of blood vessels to the brain is a common cause of stroke in Asian population affecting up to 25% of patients presenting with acute stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) which is a precursor of stroke.
Acute stroke is a “brain attack” and there are two main causes, a blocked artery or leaking or bursting of a blood vessel.
TIA is a stroke that lasts only a few minutes. Symptoms of a TIA are like other stroke symptoms, but do not last as long.
Intracranial Stents are mesh tubes that act as implants to open clogged brain arteries, which improve blood in flow to the brain.
The Management of Intracranial Stenting
Usual management is medical treatment requiring aggressive and specific medical therapy to treat these patients. A special subgroup of these patients do not respond to medical treatment and have recurrent stroke symptoms despite best medical therapy. These patients are usually good candidates for intracranial stents. There are dedicated devices designed to treat blocked blood vessels in the brain. There are more several types of neurointerventional treatments we offer to treat different problems that occur in the brain such as carotid stenting treatment and management options at our clinic.
From family and internal medicine to specialist, Dr. Manish Taneja is the best in the field.
He is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations.
Dr. Manish Taneja also has extensive experience in performing all vascular interventions, non-vascular interventions and interventional oncology procedures.
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