- Recommendation ID
- Endovascular stent insertion for intracranial atherosclerotic disease should only be used in the context of research. Research should clearly define patient selection and be designed to provide outcome data based on follow-up of at least 2 years.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the efficacy of endovascular stent insertion for intracranial atherosclerotic disease shows no substantial differences in clinical outcomes compared with medical treatment after 1–2 years. Evidence on its safety shows that there is a significant risk of periprocedural stroke and death.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Endovascular stent insertion for intracranial atherosclerotic disease
- Date issued
- July 2012
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|