Retrospective studies provide mixed results on a direct-to-angiography approach for select mobile stroke unit patients and positive findings on mechanical thrombectomy beyond the 24-hour window.
Ultra-rapid thrombolysis hadn’t been well studied in the context of emergent large vessel occlusions. Now a retrospective study finds its outcome benefits extend to this substantial stroke subgroup.
A new study shows that infarct growth in this setting is associated with both longer procedural times and the number of procedural passes attempted, particularly beyond three attempts.
Results from this 20-patient prospective study demonstrate safety and feasibility of mechanical thrombectomy for emergent large vessel occlusion with mild symptoms.
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As we image more patients with mild strokes early on to look for vascular issues, many are found to have large occlusions. Are they candidates for mechanical thrombectomy? New research aims to find out.
A Cleveland Clinic study presented at the 2018 International Stroke Conference suggests these units may help bypass interhospital transfers for patients requiring thrombectomy.
Findings from the first study to examine the importance of treating in the “golden hour” specifically in the setting of ELVO strokes could reshape thinking around ELVO management.