During the first and second of November of 2024, the final part of Educational Course on Treatment of Stroke Patients was held at the Federal Center for Brain Research and Neurotechnologies of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency. The event summoned the practitioners from different regions of Russia majoring in neurosurgery, endovascular diagnostics and treatment, and neurology to discuss the most pressing issues in the treatment of stroke patients. The lecturers shared their knowledge about the latest trends in endovascular recanalization of occluded cerebral arteries, considered the results of new clinical studies, and discussed possible actions in difficult clinical situations such as intraoperative complications. They presented the experience of Russian and European expert clinics, including those from Moscow.
Dmitry Skrypnik, Doctor of Medical Sciences and Head of the Department of X-ray Endovascular Diagnostics and Treatment at I.V. Davydovsky City Clinical Hospital in Moscow spoke about stroke service models, thromboextraction and thromboaspiration techniques in the treatment of ischemic stroke.
Current understanding of the histological structure of blood clots and individual approaches to the treatment of acute ischemic stroke were covered in his reports by Mikhail Volodyukhin, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the X-ray Surgery Department at Interregional Clinical Diagnostic Center, Professor of Department of Cardiology, X-ray Endovascular and Cardiovascular Surgery at Kazan State Medical Academy, and Chief Freelance Expert in X-ray Endovascular Diagnostics and Treatment of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The course also addressed such controversial issues as using endovascular techniques for restoring cerebral blood flow inlow-NHISS and ASPECT patients and the occluded M2-M3 segment of the MCA. One of the reports devoted to this topic was delivered by Alexander Savello, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Chief Specialist in X-ray Endovascular Diagnostics and Treatment of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of Department of Neurosurgery of S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy.
Another important issue discussed at the course was endovascular prevention of ischemic stroke that was adressed in his presentation by Sergei Yakovlev, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the 4th Neurosurgical Department at N.N. Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery.
At the end of the course, Kirill Orlov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Research Center for Endovascular Neurosurgery and Director of the RENS summed up the results of daily testing and announced the name of the participant who scored the maximum number of points. That was Lev Kirillov, a neurosurgeon from E.N. Meshalkin National Medical Research Center.
We cordially congratulate the winner and wish him and all the participants further professional success!