The Benefit of Endovascular Thrombectomy for Stroke on Functional Outcome Is Sustained at 12 Months.
Balaki Parameshwaran, Dennis Cordato, Mark Parsons, Andrew Cheung, Nathan Manning, Jason Wenderoth, Cecilia Cappelen-Smith
Cerebrovasc Dis Extra | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The short-term benefits of endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have been widely documented, yet there is limited evidence to show that this is sustained in the long term. We aimed to determine whether the benefit of EVT on functional outcome at 3 months is maintained at 12 months and the factors correlating with functional independence and quality of life. METHODS: Data for analysis came from a prospective registry of consecutive patients undergoing EVT at a single Comprehensive Stroke Center (Oct 2018-Sep 2019). A phone interview was conducted for 12-month patient outcomes. Functional outcome was assessed by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS)..View full abstract