Comprehensive Management of Large Arterial Cerebral Infarction (LACI)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Type: Interactive Lunch Workshop
Room: Centennial I

Session Overview

Chair: Camilo R. Gomez, MD, MBA – Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine
Co-Chair: Marc Malkoff, MD, FAAN, FAHA – University of Tennessee

This session is designed to address the various stages of specialized management of patients with large arterial cerebral infarction (LACI); Patient selection, Pre-operative Care, Neuroendovascular Rescue, and Post-operative care. The objective is to show how these components constitute the links of a chain of survival that translates into the best opportunity for patients with LACI to have optimal clinical outcomes. The symposium will emphasize the seamless integration of these stages into an evidence-based continuum of care.


  • Recognize the anatomoclinical profiles of LACI patients ideally suited for urgent endovascular flow restoration.

  • Understand the principles that guide and the techniques available for bridging the therapeutic gap between presentation and procedural success.

  • Comprehend the various technical underpinnings of neuroendovascular rescue procedures.

  • Appreciate how the completion of the endovascular procedure constitutes the starting point of another set of clinical priorities and the need for a shift in the emphasis of the overall care of these patients.