WJCD  Vol.4 No.7 , June 2014
Intracranial Atherosclerosis: The Natural History and Management Strategies
ABSTRACT
Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) represents a major cause of stroke and transient ischemic attacks. The prevalence and natural course of ICAD are closely related to race and ethnicity. The best treatment for ICAD is a crucial issue; data from recent trials indicate that aggressive medical management and life modifications are better than endovascular treatments for prevention of recurrent stroke in high-risk patients with ICAD. Endovascular treatment is still an option for subgroup of patients who are not responded to optimal medical therapy.

Cite this paper
Mansour, O. , Schumacher, M. , Farrag, M. and Abd-Allah, F. (2014) Intracranial Atherosclerosis: The Natural History and Management Strategies. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 4, 350-360. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2014.47044.
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