Table 1:

Clinical and anatomic data of neurologic patients

Clinical dataNumber (N = 50)(%)
    Stroke3162%
    TIA1938%
Location of stenosisIntracranial (n)Extracranial (n)
    ICA231
    VA23
    BA120
    Total16 (32%)36 (68)
Clopidogrel loading[h] pre-intervention
    Mean47 ± 88
    Minimum/maximum6 (min)408* (max)
  • Note:—TIA indicates transient ischemic attack; ICA, internal carotid artery; VA, vertebral artery; BA, basilar artery.

  • * The exact date of the beginning of the clopidogrel medication could not be determined in 2 patients, but was more than 14 days.

  • One patient (No. 1) was loaded twice, 12 and 6 hours before the stenting.