Treatment of intracranial stenosis

An intracranial stenosis is a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the brain, which is generally caused by arteriosclerosis – a systemic disease leading to deposits of blood lipids, clots, connective tissue and lime.

If it is symptomatic and untreated, an intracranial stenosis presents a very high stroke risk and it should therefore be treated as a matter of urgency.

Alongside drug therapy, intracranial stenosis are treated in interventional neuroradiology by minimally invasive vessel expansion using a balloon catheter (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty – PTA). This treatment is supported if necessary by the implantation of a stent.

Acandis® offers the following products for the treatment of intracranial stenosis treatment:

The NeuroSpeed® PTA Balloon Catheter is a semi-compliant PTA balloon catheter for gentle and effective angioplasty. Learn more >

The CREDO® Stent is a highly flexible, self-expanding lasercut stent for stabilisation of the affected vessel section following a balloon angioplasty. Learn more >