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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Large Vessel Occlusion Acute Stroke

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Marcolini E. Emergency Medicine News 2017; 39(2): 10
doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000512770.00506.95
CT perfusion, stroke...
..."The recent groundbreaking trials (MR CLEAN, REVASCAT, ESCAPE, SWIFT PRIME, AND EXTEND-IA) showed us that endovascular therapy can improve outcomes in patients with anterior large vessel occlusion acute stroke. How did they do this? They used better tools (stent retrieval devices), for one thing, but they also used functional imaging technology to figure out which patients would benefit most from revascularization. After years of failing to show that thrombectomy can improve outcomes, these tools helped us by narrowing the studied patient population with practice-changing results..."