Journal article

Endovascular Therapy in Mild Ischemic Strokes Presenting Under 6 hours: An International Survey

Nastajjia A Krementz, Avi Landman, Hannah E Gardener, Antonio Arauz, Anny D Rodriguez, Hershel Cannon, H Lee Lau, Nicole Sur, Erika Marulanda-Londono, Dileep R Yavagal, Bernard Yan, Simon Nagel, Andrew M Demchuk, Pooja Khatri, Jose G Romano, Negar Asdaghi

JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapy (EVT) for patients with mild ischemic stroke (NIHSS ≤5) and visible intracranial occlusion remains controversial, including within 6 hours of symptom onset. We conducted a survey to evaluate global practice patterns of EVT in this population. METHODS: Vascular stroke clinicians and neurointerventionalists were invited to participate through professional stroke listservs. The survey consisted of six clinical vignettes of mild stroke patients with intracranial occlusion. Cases varied by NIHSS, neurological symptoms and occlusion site. All had the same risk factors, time from symptom onset (5h) and unremarkable head CT. Advanced imaging data was available upon r..

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