Large Vessel Occlusions refer to blockages in major arteries, commonly in the brain, obstructing blood flow. These occlusions typically involve significant arteries like the internal carotid artery, middle cerebral artery, or basilar artery. LVOs are crucial in conditions like ischemic stroke, where prompt intervention is essential to restore blood flow and minimize potential brain damage.
They often require urgent treatment such as thrombectomy—a procedure to remove the clot and restore blood flow, significantly improving the chances of recovery and reducing long-term disabilities. Early identification and swift intervention are critical in managing LVOs to enhance patient outcomes.« Back to Glossary Index