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Sudhakar Satti, M.D., FAHA - ChristianaCare. Newark, DE, US

Sudhakar Satti, M.D., FAHA

Neurointerventionalist | ChristianaCare


Dr. Sudhakar R. Satti is a neurointerventional surgeon at ChristianaCare.


Dr. Sudhakar R. Satti is a neurointerventional surgeon at ChristianaCare, one of the busiest stroke programs nationwide, and considered a pioneer in advanced technology procedures to treat stroke and brain aneurysms.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Interventional Neuroradiology




Patient Care

Education (2)

MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine: MD 2002

Gannon University: B.S. 1998





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Media Appearances (2)

Hundreds of healthcare workers vaccinated days after Delaware received first dose

Delaware Public Media  online


Dr. Sudhakar Satti was among those. He does surgery for stroke patients at ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital. “I feel really good,” Satti said after getting vaccinated Friday. “I feel relieved, and I feel very optimistic.” Satti wasn't hesitant to be among the first in Delaware to get the vaccine...

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Expert care for aneurysms gives 'new perspective on life'

Delaware Online  online


Founded by Dr. Albani and her colleague Sudhakar R. Satti, M.D., the group provides education on the latest treatments and techniques, as well as a forum for sharing concerns and experiences...

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Selected Papers and Publications (8)

Abstract TP149: Balloon Mounted Drug Eluting Stents For Treatment Of Intracranial Atherosclerosis In Emergent Large Vessel Ichemic Stroke



Introduction: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is an important etiology of ischemic stroke, and often poses a challenge to successful endovascular reperfusion in the setting of emergent large vessel stroke (ELVS). We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of balloon-mounted drug eluting stents (DES) in the treatment of ELVS.

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Target Ultra and Nano coils in the endovascular treatment of small intracranial aneurysms (ULTRA Registry)

Journal of Neurosurgery


Objective: The ULTRA Registry is a national multicenter prospective study designed to assess aneurysm occlusion rates and safety profiles of the Target Ultra and Nano coils in the treatment of small intracranial aneurysms (IAs).

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Comparative cost analysis of liquid embolization systems for brain arteriovenous malformation using a real-world US hospital database: TRUFILL ® versus Onyx TM

Interventional Neuroradiology


Background Liquid embolic systems (LES) such as n-butyl cyanoacrylate-based TRUFILL ® and ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymer-based Onyx TM are widely used for the embolization of brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs). The purpose of this study was to compare hospital cost and length of stay (LOS) among unruptured bAVM patients undergoing embolization procedures with TRUFILL versus Onyx LES.

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Patient Preference for Transradial Access over Transfemoral Access for Cerebrovascular Procedures

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology

Sudhakar R. Satti, Ansar Z. Vance, Sohil N. Golwala, Tim Eden


Shared decision-making, when physicians and patients collaborate and agree on health care decisions, is a key tenant of patient-centered care. Choice of access site for neurovascular procedures is rarely a shared decision point between physicians and patients. We present our initial evaluation of patient preference for radial over femoral access for cerebrovascular procedures.

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Subclavian steal: Endovascular treatment of total occlusions of the subclavian artery using a retrograde transradial subintimal approach

Interventional Neuroradiology

Sudhakar R Satti, Sohil N Golwala, Ansar Z Vance, Sonya N Tuerff


In symptomatic subclavian steal syndrome, endovascular treatment is the first line of therapy prior to extra-anatomic surgical bypass procedures. Subintimal recanalization has been well described in the literature for the coronary arteries, and more recently, in the lower extremities. By modifying this approach, we present a unique retrograde technique using a heavy tip microwire to perform controlled subintimal dissection.

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Radial access for cerebrovascular procedures: Case report and technical note

Interventional Neuroradiology

Sudhakar R Satti, Ansar Z Vance, Thinesh Sivapatham


Advantages of radial access over brachial/axillary or femoral access have been well described for several decades and include decreased cost, patient preference, and decreased major access site complications. Despite these advantages, radial access is rarely employed or even considered for neurointerventional procedures. This attitude should be reconsidered given several recent large, randomized, controlled trials from the cardiovascular literature proving that radial access is associated with statistically lower costs, decreased incidence of myocardial infarctions, strokes, and even decreased mortality.

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Vessel perforation during withdrawal of Trevo ProVue stent retriever during mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke

Journal of Neurosurgery

Lakshmi Leishangthem M.B.B.S. and Sudhakar R. Satti M.D.


The authors report a case of an intracranial extravasation during the withdrawal of a Trevo ProVue stent retriever device in a patient being treated for acute ischemic stroke. An 82-year-old woman developed sudden left hemiparesis and aphasia during an urgent cardiac catheterization procedure for a non–ST elevation myocardial infarction. She had a baseline National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score of at least 10 and no improvement with intravenous administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

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Delayed Migration of a Pipeline Embolization Device

Operative Neurosurgery

Nohra Chalouhi, MD, Sudhakar R. Satti, MD, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD, Aaron S. Dumont, MD, L. Fernando Gonzalez, MD, Robert Rosenwasser, MD, Pascal Jabbour, MD


Giant and complex aneurysms are increasingly treated with the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). However, clinical experience with the device remains preliminary.

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External Service & Affiliations (5)

  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery : Senior Member
  • Society of Interventional Neurology
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons-Cerebrovascular Section
  • Eastern Neuroradiology Society
  • American Society of Neuroradiology