Compter, A., Chaturvedi, S. September 3, 2017

Up to a quarter of patients with vertebrobasilar ischemic stroke or TIA have a symptomatic stenosis of the vertebrobasilar arteries.1,2 Patients with vertebral artery (VA) stenosis >50% have a high risk of recurrent stroke, comparable to patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis, with the highest risk during the first weeks after the initial TIA or ischemic stroke.3 Endovascular treatment of symptomatic VA stenosis has appeal as a treatment option that is widely performed, despite the scarcity of evidence for its safety or benefit.

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