Journal article

Endovascular Therapy for Ischemic Stroke with Perfusion-Imaging Selection

BCV Campbell, PJ Mitchell, TJ Kleinig, HM Dewey, L Churilov, N Yassi, B Yan, RJ Dowling, MW Parsons, TJ Oxley, TY Wu, M Brooks, MA Simpson, F Miteff, CR Levi, M Krause, TJ Harrington, KC Faulder, BS Steinfort, M Priglinger Show all

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE | MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Trials of endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke have produced variable results. We conducted this study to test whether more advanced imaging selection, recently developed devices, and earlier intervention improve outcomes. METHODS: We randomly assigned patients with ischemic stroke who were receiving 0.9 mg of alteplase per kilogram of body weight less than 4.5 hours after the onset of ischemic stroke either to undergo endovascular thrombectomy with the Solitaire FR (Flow Restoration) stent retriever or to continue receiving alteplase alone. All the patients had occlusion of the internal carotid or middle cerebral artery and evidence of salvageable brain tissue and ischemic c..

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