Stent retriever thrombectomy effective for longer window after stroke
A new study shows promising real-world outcomes for patients receiving a stent retriever thrombectomy six hours after they experience an acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The study was presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 15th Annual Meeting.
Real-World Stent Retriever Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Beyond 6 Hours of Onset: Analysis of the Combined NASA and TRACK Registries evaluates the real-world outcomes of patients who receive care six hours after experiencing a stroke and proves that similar results seen in randomized trials can be replicated in everyday practice.
“The study’s results are promising because it shows us that a wider range of patients are eligible for endovascular therapy,” said Dr. Maxim Mokin, lead author of the study and a neurointerventionalist at Tampa General Hospital. “Patients who may not fit the criteria of randomized clinical trials or current guidelines can still experience positive outcomes with a thrombectomy.”
Source: Read Full Article