BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #360
Stroke Thrombectomy in Special Populations
with Dr. Fawaz Al-Mufti and Dr. Krishna Amuluru
In this episode, guest host and neurointerventional surgeon Dr. Krishna Amuluru interviews triple-boarded neurointerventional surgeon, neurointensivist, and neurologist Dr. Fawaz Al-Mufti about stroke thrombectomy in special populations.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2023, August 28). Ep. 360 – Stroke Thrombectomy in Special Populations [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Fawaz Al-Mufti
Dr. Fawaz Al-Mufti is the director of neuroendovascular surgery fellowship at Westchester Medical Center / New York Medical College.
Dr. Krishna Amuluru
Dr. Krishna Amuluru is a neurointerventional radiologist with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Fawaz serves as an Associate Professor, Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship & Neurocritical-Care Unit, Assistant Dean of GME research, and Vice-Chair of Neurology research at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center.
First, we define the special populations that have been excluded from stroke thrombectomy randomized controlled trials (RCTs). These populations include octogenarian, nonagenarian, pediatric, and pregnant patients.
Fawaz then recaps the landmark trials that have shaped the field of neuroendovascular surgery, beginning with the handful that were published in 2015/2016. Approaching mechanical stroke thrombectomy in patients in their 80s and 90s and the lack of existing RCT literature is also discussed.
Switching gears, Fawaz then speaks on caring for pediatric patients with large-vessel occlusion (LVO). Krishna and Fawaz cover the relative rarity of pediatric LVOs, significant differences in adult vs. pediatric stroke, and what literature exists to help guide decision-making in this patient population.
Krishna then asks Fawaz about mechanical stroke thrombectomy in pregnant patients. They also cover existing literature, etiologies, and their approaches to intervention. To conclude the episode, Fawaz and Krishna speak on the purposes, applications, extrapolations, and limitations of randomized-controlled trials.
SVIN 2023 Annual Meeting:
IMS-III Trial 2013:
Mr. Clean Study:
SWIFT PRIME Trial:
Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke Study (TIPS):
Delay to Diagnosis in Acute Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke Study:
Endovascular Thrombectomy for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke Study:
Recanalization Treatments for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke in France (Kids-Clot):
Feasibility, Safety, and Outcome of Endovascular Recanalization in Childhood Stroke: The Save ChildS Study:
Thrombectomy in special populations: report of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Standards and Guidelines Committee:
O-039 diameters of large vessels in children and compatibility with adult interventional stroke devices: children are not little adults:
Endovascular Thrombectomy for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Multi-Institutional Experience of Technical and Clinical Outcomes:
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