Real-World Experience with Artificial Intelligence-Based Triage in Transferred Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke Patients
Conclusions: Preliminary results have shown that Viz LVO implementation is associated with earlier, more consistent NT notification times. This application can serve as an early warning system and a failsafe to ensure that no LVO is left behind.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - April 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The “Flying Intervention Team”: A Novel Stroke Care Concept for Rural Areas
Background: Endovascular treatment of large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke patients is difficult to establish in remote areas, and time dependency of treatment effect increases the urge to develop health care concepts for this population.Summary: Current strategies include direct transportation of patients to a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) ( “mothership model”) or transportation to the nearest primary stroke center (PSC) and secondary transfer to the CSC (“drip-and-ship model”). Both have disadvantages. We propose the model “flying intervention team.” Patients will be tra...
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - April 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Defining Minor Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Conclusions: The definition of mICH using the NIHSS cutoff point of 6 for supratentorial ICH and 4 for infratentorial ICH is useful to identify good outcome in ICH patients.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - April 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Severity of Small Vessel Disease Biomarkers Reduces the Magnitude of Cognitive Recovery after Ischemic Stroke
Conclusion: The severity of SVD biomarkers, encompassing WMH and cSS, seems to reduce the magnitude of cognitive recovery after an IS. The detection of such SVD biomarkers early after stroke might help to identify patients with a cognitive vulnerability and a higher risk of poststroke cognitive impairment.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Appraising the Accuracy of Ischaemia-Modified Albumin in Diagnosing Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusion: IMA is a helpful marker for consideration in the early diagnosis of stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 31, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Left Atrial Appendage Flow Velocity and Multiple Infarcts in Cryptogenic Stroke
Conclusions: Reduced LAA-FV on TEE was associated with multiple infarcts in patients with cryptogenic stroke. The present findings indicate that cryptogenic stroke with multiple infarcts includes embolic stroke due to LAA dysfunction.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 30, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Clinical Outcome of Acute Ischemic Strokes in Patients with COVID-19
Conclusion: In this study, patients with AIS infected by SARS-CoV-2 showed a poorer early outcome than COVID − ones. However, when compared to other factors, COVID-19 was not a significant predictor of poor outcome. Vascular morbidity and mortality rates were significantly higher in the COVID+ group compared with the COVID− group.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 30, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Response to Differential Risk Factors of Ischemic Stroke
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Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Stroke Angel: Effect of Telemedical Prenotification on In-Hospital Delays and Systemic Thrombolysis in Acute Stroke Patients
Conclusion: Although the positive effects of Stroke Angel in AIS provided a rationale for implementation in routine care, larger studies of practice implementation will be needed. Using Stroke Angel in the prehospital management of AIS impacts on important process measures of IVT delivery.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Clinical Significance of Cytotoxic Lesions of the Corpus Callosum in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients: A Retrospective Analysis
Conclusions: The development of cytotoxic lesions of the corpus callosum may be related to the extent of hematomas in SAH patients. Although they are usually reversible lesions, the development of cytotoxic lesions of the corpus callosum may be a predictor of poor outcomes in SAH patients.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Risk Factors, and Clinical and Etiological Characteristics of Ischemic Strokes in COVID-19-Infected Patients: A Systematic Review of Literature
Conclusions: Ischemic strokes in COVID-19-infected patients were clinically severe, affecting younger patients mainly with Cry and cardioembolic etiologies. Further multicenter prospective registries are needed to better describe the causal association and the effect of COVID-19 infection on stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Higher Mortality of Ischaemic Stroke Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Compared to Historical Controls
Conclusions: Ischaemic stroke patients with COVID-19 had significantly higher 60-day all-cause mortality compared to propensity score-matched historical controls (ischaemic stroke patients without COVID-19).Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Association of Carotid Artery Endothelial Signal Intensity Gradient with Unilateral Large Artery Ischemic Stroke
Conclusion: Although CCA and ICA are located with continuity, the hemodynamics and their roles in large artery ischemic stroke should be considered separately. Further studies are needed to delineate the pathophysiologic roles of ESS in CCA and ICA for large artery ischemic stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Differences in Acute Ischemic Stroke Management and Prognosis between Multiple Large-Vessel Occlusion and Single Large-Vessel Occlusion: Subanalysis of the RESCUE-Japan Registry 2
Conclusion: The prognosis of MLVO was significantly worse than that of SLVO. In different territories, we might be able to consider more aggressive EVT interventions.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Stroke Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Expert Panel Review
This study, prepared by a large international panel of stroke experts, assesses the rapidly growing research and personal experience with COVID-19 stroke and offers recommendations for stroke management in this challenging new setting: modifications needed for prehospital emergency rescue and hyperacute care; inpatient intensive or stroke units; posthospitalization rehabilitation; follow-up including at-risk family and community; and multispecialty departmental developments in the allied professions.Summary: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 uses spike proteins binding to tissue angiotensin-converting enz...
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Cognitive Impairment after Lacunar Stroke and the Risk of Recurrent Stroke and Death
Conclusion: After lacunar stroke, memory impairment was an independent predictor of recurrent stroke and death, while global and nonmemory impairment were associated with death. Cognitive screening in lacunar stroke may help identify populations at higher risk of recurrent stroke and death.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The Role of Amyloid PET in Diagnosing Possible Transmissible Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy in Young Adults with a History of Neurosurgery: A Case Series
Conclusion: Combining the clinical presentation and imaging findings of the 4 cases, we postulate transmissible CAA as the possible diagnosis. Further epidemiological studies are required to gain more insight in the prevalence of this novel entity. Amyloid PET may be a useful, non-invasive tool in these analyses especially since pathological evidence will be lacking in most of these studies.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Case Report: Evaluating Biomechanical Risk Factors in Carotid Stenosis by Patient-Specific Fluid-Structural Interaction Biomechanical Analysis
Conclusions: Computational biomechanical analysis is a useful tool to provide the biomechanical risk factors to help clinicians assess and predict the patient-specific plaque vulnerability. The FSI computational model coupling the structural and hemodynamic computational analysis, better replicates the in vivo biomechanical condition, which can provide multiple structural and flow-based risk factors to assess plaque vulnerability.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Pre-Stroke Cholinesterase Inhibitor Treatment Is Beneficially Associated with Functional Outcome in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke and Pre-Stroke Dementia: The Fukuoka Stroke Registry
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that pre-stroke ChEI treatment is associated with reduced risks for poor functional outcome and neurological deterioration after acute ischemic stroke in patients with pre-stroke dementia who are independent in basic ADLs before the onset of stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Stroke: An Emerging Association
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Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Acute Stroke Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reduction in the Number of Admissions of Elderly Patients and Increase in Prehospital Delays
Conclusion: We observed a reduction in the number of acute strokes and TIAs admitted during the COVID-19 period. This drop affected especially elderly patients, and despite a delay in their arrival to the emergency department, the proportion of patients treated with recanalization therapies was preserved.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Impact of Mediterranean Diet prior to Stroke on the Prognosis of Patients Undergoing Endovascular Treatment
Conclusions: Our study suggests that some components of MeDiet, such as olive oil and wine consumption, are related to better prognosis after stroke. More studies are needed to confirm these findings.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Tissue Sodium Concentration within White Matter Correlates with the Extent of Small Vessel Disease
Conclusion: The significant difference in absolute TSC in WM in patients with severe small vessel disease; Fazekas grade 3 can lead to inaccuracies using rTSC quantification for evaluation of acute ischemic stroke using23 Na MRI. The study, therefore, emphasizes the importance of absolute tissue sodium quantification.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Clinical Factors Associated with the Risk of Intracranial Aneurysm Rupture in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Conclusion: In the present study among patients with ADPKD, the prevalence of intracranial aneurysms and aneurysmal SAH was 16 and 1.2%, respectively. Age, female sex, dolichoectasia, and mitral inflow DT were positively associated with high-risk aneurysms, whereas hypercholesterolemia was negatively associated. A subsequent large-scaled longitudinal study is needed to define the plausibility of the clinical parameters.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Bridging Therapy and Occlusion Site Influence Symptomatic Hemorrhage Rate after Thrombectomy: A Daily Practice Study in 623 Stroke Patients
Conclusions: In this clinical series, the SICH rate was higher in patients treated with BT than in those treated with PMT. Relevant differences in baseline (related to IVT contraindications) were found between both groups. Randomized studies of BT versus PMT in populations with similar baseline characteristics might be of interest.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Incidental, Symptomatic Unruptured, and Ruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations
Conclusions: There is a significant difference in clinical and anatomical characteristics between incidental, symptomatic unruptured, and ruptured AVMs. The obliteration rate after GKS is not significantly different between the 3 groups. Meanwhile, an older age at diagnosis and lower hemorrhage rate after GKS in incidental AVMs suggest that they have a more indolent natural course with a lower life-long risk of hemorrhage.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Women with Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Rupture during Pregnancy
Conclusions: Our study shows good long-term maternal and fetal outcomes in ruptured BAVM patients presenting during pregnancy, the majority who received BAVM interventional treatment prior to delivery.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Ischemic Stroke in COVID-19 Patients May Be Incidentally but Not Causally Related to the Infection
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Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

A Novel Hyperspectral Imaging System for Intraoperative Prediction of Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome after Superficial Temporal Artery-Middle Cerebral Artery Anastomosis in Patients with Moyamoya Disease
Conclusions: This study indicates that hyperspectral imaging of the cerebral cortex may be used to predict postoperative CHS in patients with MMD undergoing STA-MCA bypass.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Pre-Admission CHADS < sub > 2 < /sub > and CHA < sub > 2 < /sub > DS < sub > 2 < /sub > -VASc Scores on Early Neurological Worsening
Conclusions: High CHA2DS2-VASc score was associated with END in ischemic stroke patients with AF. This close relationship is more pronounced in patients with ICAS.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Intravenous Thrombolysis Is Associated with Less Disabling Stroke and Lower Mortality in Multiple-Pass Endovascular Thrombectomy
Conclusion: Bridging IVT may benefit patients with anterior circulation stroke with LVO who qualify for EVT and who require multiple passes to achieve reperfusion.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Longitudinal Reproducibility of CO < sub > 2 < /sub > -Triggered BOLD MRI for the Hemodynamic Evaluation of Adult Patients with Moyamoya Angiopathy
Conclusions: CO2 BOLD MRI is a promising tool for mid- and long-term follow-up examinations of cerebral hemodynamics in moyamoya patients. Systematic prospective evaluation is required prior to making it a routine examination.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Clinical Implications of the “Brush Sign” in Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging for Moyamoya Disease
Conclusion: The findings strongly suggest that the presence of the “brush sign” preoperatively can be a predictor of infarction after surgical revascularization for ischemic MMD. It may contribute to an improved surgical result through focused perioperative management based on appropriate surgical risk stratification.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Somatic Mosaicism in the Pathogenesis of de novo Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations: A Paradigm Shift Implicating the RAS-MAPKSignaling Cascade
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are leading causes of lesional hemorrhagic stroke in both the pediatric and young adult population, with sporadic AVMs accounting for the majority of cases. Recent evidence has identified somatic mosaicism in key proximal components of the RAS-MAPK signaling cascade within endothelial cells collected from human sporadic cerebral AVMs, with early preclinical models supporting a potential causal role for these mutations in the pathogenesis of these malformations. Germline mutations that predispose to deregulation of the RAS-MAPK signaling axis have also been identified in hereditar...
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Decline and Recurrence of Stroke Consultations during the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown Parallels Population Activity Levels
Conclusions: While the decrease in emergency admissions including stroke during CPL can only be in part attributed by patients not seeking medical attention, stroke awareness in the pandemic, and direct COVID-19 triggered stroke remains of high importance. The number of consultations in TEMPiS during the lockdown parallels best with mobility of public transportation. As a consequence, exposure to common viruses, well-known triggers for acute cerebrovascular events and other diseases, are reduced and may add to the decline in stroke consultations. Further studies comparing national responses toward the course of the COVID-1...
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The Association between Presence of Comorbidities and COVID-19 Severity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: The presence of comorbidities is associated with severity of COVID-19 infection. The strongest association was observed for cerebrovascular disease, followed by CVD, chronic lung disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

30 years of Cerebrovascular Diseases
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Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Progress in Stroke: Marking the 30-Year Anniversary of Cerebrovascular Diseases
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Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Adherence to Antithrombotic Treatment and Ischemic Stroke Recurrence in Egypt and Germany: A Comparative Analysis
Conclusions: The large stroke recurrence burden in Egypt may be partly explained by differing adherence to secondary preventative antithrombotic pharmacotherapy. Predictors of medication nonadherence have to be addressed to reduce stroke recurrence disparities.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Increased Rates of Hemorrhages after Endovascular Stroke Treatment with Emergency Carotid Artery Stenting and Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
Conclusion: AIS patients receiving EST with acute CAS and consecutive tirofiban or dual antiplatelet therapy suffered from an increased risk of relevant secondary intracranial bleeding. After adjusting for confounders, tirofiban and dual antiplatelet therapy were associated with higher bleeding rates.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Treatment with Diazepam in Acute Stroke Prevents Poststroke Seizures: A Substudy of the EGASIS Trial
Conclusion: We found that a 3-day treatment with diazepam after acute cortical anterior circulation stroke prevents the occurrence of seizures in the first 3 months following stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Multinational Survey of Current Practice from Imaging to Treatment of Atherosclerotic Carotid Stenosis
Conclusions: We found heterogeneity in current practices of carotid stenosis imaging and management in this worldwide survey with many respondents including vulnerable plaque imaging into their decision analysis despite the lack of proven benefit from clinical trials. This study highlights the need for new clinical trials using vulnerable plaque imaging to select high-risk patients despite maximal medical therapy who may benefit from procedural intervention.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Influence of Including Patients with Premorbid Disability in Acute Stroke Trials: The HeadPoST Experience
Conclusions: Early poststroke functional impairment that exceeded premorbid levels was associated with worse 90-day outcome, and this association increased with greater premorbid functional impairment. Yet, including premorbid impaired patients in the HeadPoST did not materially affect the subsequent treatment effect.Clinical Trial Registration: HeadPoST is registered at http://www.ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02162017).Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Knowledge of Stroke Risk Factors and Signs in Parakou, a Northern City of Benin in West Africa
Conclusion: Knowledge of stroke risk factors and signs is low in northern Benin. Greater public education and awareness campaigns are required to address the burden of stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Does Body Mass Index Impact the Outcome of Stroke Patients Who Received Intravenous Thrombolysis?
Conclusions: After adjusting for confounding factors such as age, baseline National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and comorbidities, obesity was not associated with an unfavorable functional outcome at discharge nor with a higher risk of sICH in patients with AIS treated with IVT.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Timely Urgent Superficial Temporal Artery-to-Middle Cerebral Artery Bypass Surgery in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Single-Institutional Prospective Study and a Pooled Analysis
Conclusions: Urgent STA-MCA bypass surgery can be regarded as a safe optional treatment to prevent cerebral infarct expansion and to improve clinical and radiological outcomes in highly selected patients.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Prevalence of Mimics and Severe Comorbidity in Patients with Clinically Suspected Transient Global Amnesia
Conclusion: As approximately every tenth patient with suspected TGA either had an alternative diagnosis or a severe comorbidity, which had not been obvious at the time of admission, we consider in-patient treatment of all suspected TGA cases as appropriate, preferably in the setting of a stroke unit, as ischemic stroke was the by far most important diagnosis mimicking TGA.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The Application of Tirofiban in the Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: The application of tirofiban in EVT of AIS may improve functional outcomes and reduce mortality at 3 months. Besides, tirofiban does not seem to increase the risk of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage and intracranial hemorrhage, either in the anterior or posterior circulation stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

A Meta-Analysis of Prognostic Factors in Patients with Posterior Circulation Stroke after Mechanical Thrombectomy
Conclusion: Our analysis indicates that hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or previous stroke correlate with poorer outcomes. Intriguingly, hyperlipidemia correlates with better prognosis. These factors may help inform triage decisions when considering MT for posterior circulation stroke patients. However, large, multicenter, randomized controlled trials are needed to validate these observations.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 30, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Thrombectomy for Treatment of Acute Stroke in the COVID-19 Pandemic
This commentary will focus on the role of thrombectomy for the treatment of embolic stroke during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We will begin with review of recently promulgated guidelines for use of thrombectomy in COVID-19-associated stroke. We will then survey the reported experience of thrombectomy applied to treatment of large-vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke in COVID-19. We will conclude by discussing unusual challenges confronted by neuro-interventionalists seeking to perform thrombectomy in COVID-19 patients with acute LVO stroke.Cerebrovasc Dis (Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research