'Revolution' in stroke medicine

NEUROINTERVENTION for acute ischaemic stroke has had an extraordinary turnaround, with the arrival of an “endovascular revolution”, two NSW stroke physicians say.

“Stroke medicine has come a long way from the nihilism of two decades ago,” say Sydney-based geriatrician and stroke physician, Professor Richard Lindley, and stroke neurologist Professor Chris Levi, from Newcastle.

In the last two years, five trials of neurointervention for ischaemic stroke have shown positive results, with three of the five trials being stopped early due to