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Angioplasty in acute middle cerebral artery stroke due to atrial fibrillation selected by CT perfusion: a case report

Andrea Saletti1*, Ilaria Morghen2, Luca Finessi2 and Enrico Fainardi3

Author Affiliations

1 Neuroradiology Service, Department of Neuroscience, S.Anna University Hospital, C.so Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy

2 Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Department, S.Anna University Hospital, C.so Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy

3 Neuroradiology Service, Department of Neuroscience, S.Anna University Hospital, C.so Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy

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International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011, 4:23  doi:10.1186/1865-1380-4-23

Published: 6 June 2011

Abstract

We report the experience of a case of acute stroke in a patient affected by Rendu Osler syndrome and atrial fibrillation. The combination of dynamic computerized tomography perfusion scans and the use of a high-compliance balloon allowed increasing the treatment window for intra-arterial recanalization over 6 h after stroke onset in a patient with middle cerebral artery occlusion.