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Video Playlists: Dr. Lopes Discusses Advances in Neuroimaging

Posted on September 26, 2014

Dr. Lopes on syngo Dyna4, advanced imaging technology using 4D angiography. Dr. Lopes on syngo DynaCT SMART, advanced imaging technology using metal artifact reduction.

Intreped Results Confirm Safety of Pipeline for Aneurysm Treatment

Posted on April 15, 2014

NeuroNews – April 2014, Issue 13 Results of the multicentre Intreped registry have shown that the Pipeline flow diverter (Covidien) is preferable for the treatment of giant, wide-necked aneurysms over stent-assisted coiling but there are presently not enough data to ascertain whether it is better for aneurysms that are in the posterior circulation Demetrius K […] Read more »

Curing Aneurysms

Posted on April 11, 2009

Dr. Lopes was the first endovascular neurosurgeon and specialist in the Midwest and among the first in the country to utilize the Pipeline Embolization Device as part of a clinical study in early 2009. The Pipeline stent represents a new design intended to exclude aneurysms from the parent vessel by reconstruction of the parent vessel. […] Read more »

Prevention of Recurrent Stroke

Posted on December 11, 2008

SAMMPRIS Stenting & Aggressive Medical Management for the Prevention of Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis Stroke experts such as Dr. Lopes at Rush University  Medical Center, agree that the best treatment for prevention of another stroke or TIA in patients with narrowing of one of the arteries in the brain is uncertain. Frequently, treatment of […] Read more »

Wide-Neck Aneurysms

Posted on June 30, 2008

The Neuroform Microdelivery Stent, is a Humanitarian Use Device, which Dr. Lopes frequently uses in the treatment of wide neck, intracranial aneurysms.   In fact, Dr. Lopes is one of the most experienced practitioners in the world using this specialized stent to treat wide-neck aneurysms using the minimally-invasive endovascular approach.  Prior to the introduction of the […] Read more »

Reconstructive Device for Aneurysms

Posted on June 14, 2007

In some cases, Dr. Lopes also uses the CORDIS ENTERPRISE Vascular Reconstructive Device (VRD) and Delivery System (DS) to treat wide-neck aneurysms.  Like the Neuroform Stent, the Enterprise Vascular Reconstructive Device meets all of the criteria of a Humanitarian Use Device, and the United States Food and Drug Administration has authorized its use as a […] Read more »

High Tech “Glue” for Aneurysms

Posted on January 11, 2007

Until recently, endovascular specialists like Dr. Lopes at Rush University Medical Center, treated aneurysms exclusively with coils that were used to fill the aneurismal sac. The coils are designed to limit blood flow into the weakened blood vessels of the aneurysm and reduce the risk of rupture. Endovascular neurosurgeons, like Dr. Lopes, continue to investigate […] Read more »

Preventing Stroke from Brain Artery Disease

Posted on August 3, 2005

Wingspan Stent System It is estimated that ten percent of ischemic strokes are caused by narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain, also referred to as intracranial atherosclerosis.  The Wingspan Stent System with Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter is a Humanitarian Use Device that may be of use in treating intracranial atherosclerotic disease. The use […] Read more »

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