New Surgical Procedure Reduces The Rate Of Recurrent Strokes
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A surgical procedure advanced and studied by vascular neurosurgeons dramatically reduced the rate of recurrent strokes among patients rates from 37% to 10.7% with atherosclerotic disease, a new study shows.

Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis, or EDAS for short, is a new procedure that was used and recently published in the journal Neurosurgery. This gardening-like surgical technique differs from current, conventional approaches to reduce recurrent stroke, which includes intensive medical management and various procedures, ranging from angioplasty and stenting to direct bypass surgery.

"Your brain needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood in order to function properly," said Keith Black, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. "This work is an important step in increasing the vital vessels in the brain and ensuring that patients with this complex condition have an innovative and minimally invasive option for care."

The Neurovascular Center and Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai provide personalized care for aneurysms, strokes, and other neurovascular problems, using state-of-the-art imaging technology, a dedicated intensive care unit, advanced therapies, and new surgical techniques.

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https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/neuros/nyaa563/6104455?redirectedFrom=fulltext
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