Thrombectomy leads to improved functionality in patients with large ischemic strokes

Clinical Question

Does endovascular thrombectomy improve outcomes in patients with acute large ischemic strokes?

Bottom line

In patients with large acute ischemic strokes, thrombectomy plus standard medical care, as compared with standard medical care alone, leads to better functional outcomes, but is associated with procedural complications. 1b

Study design: Randomized controlled trial (nonblinded)

Funding: Industry

Setting: Inpatient (any location) with outpatient follow-up


Nita Shrikant Kulkarni, MD
Assistant Professor in Hospital Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

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Arup Kumar Dhara

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