Younger Stroke Patients With Large Pretreatment Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Lesions May Benefit From Endovascular Treatment Clinical Sciences

Conclusions— There was a growing risk for poor outcome and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage with increasing pretreatment DWI lesion volumes. Nevertheless, favorable outcome was achieved in every third patient with DWI lesions>70 mL after successful endovascular reperfusion, whereas after poor or failed reperfusion, outcome was favorable in only every 12th patient. Therefore, endovascular treatment might be considered in patients with large DWI lesions, especially in younger patients.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Acute Cerebral Infarction, Thrombolysis, Other Stroke Treatment - Medical Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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