Practicalities of Shared-Decision Making for Stroke Prevention: Relevance to PFO Closure and LAA Occlusion
Operator and Institutional Requirements for PFO Closure for Secondary Prevention of Paradoxical Embolic Stroke
The best outcomes were seen in patients with unfavorable arches—the authors say this deserves further exploration.
“We were relieved to see that results from this study are consistent with our experience,” but the best treatment strategy isn’t yet known, the lead author says.
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The randomized trial is on schedule, while the registry is training a generation of operators, CREST-2 investigators said at ISET 2018.
Beyond the big trials, presentations at this year’s International Stroke Conference point to a maturing field that’s under active study.
About two-thirds of operators over a recent 7-year period had completed a neurointerventional fellowship.
The DAWN and DEFUSE 3 trials show that perfusion imaging can identify patients who benefit 6 to 24 hours after stroke onset.
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