MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2014 —Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.’s (CRL) own Yasha Kadkhodayan, MD hosted at the Society of NeuroInterventional Sugery’s (SNIS) Stroke Summit 2014: Excellence in Patient Care at McCormick and Schmick’s on Wednesday evening.
This national tour is designed to bring together all medical personnel involved with the care of stroke patients to address the latest stroke treatments and the value of neurointerventional therapy for stroke patients.
Dr. Kadkhodayan presented some recent trials and the relevance to stroke treatment along with management of acute stroke patients.
According to the American Stroke Association, strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke requires medical professionals to facilitate an accurate diagnoses and treatment in a short amount of time for an optimal outcome.
SNIS stated in their latest press release that neurointerventional techniques to treat this complex disease have grown, expanding the treatment window for patients from three hours up to eight.
Even more importantly, new technology allows neurointerventionalists to effectively and efficiently remove large blood clots from the brain in a timely fashion, improving outcomes in patients with major strokes.
Founded in 1992, the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) includes physicians who specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat neurovascular conditions, including stroke, aneurysms, carotid stenosis and spinal abnormalities. Drawing on diverse backgrounds and expertise including interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery and neurology, these physicians are continuing to forge new pathways in the development of the distinct specialty of neurointervention. Over the past two decades, practitioners of this field have paved the way for the scientific research and study that has resulted in new technology and revolutionary treatment approaches that have transformed the neurosciences. In keeping with the mission of SNIS, the society remains committed to working in partnership to advance the science and medical environment that will result in enhanced quality of care for patients across the globe.