Clinical outcomes associated with early improvement after acute basilar artery stroke thrombectomy

Takeaway

  • In stroke patients with a basilar artery occlusion (BAO), early neurological improvement (ENI) is a strong and independent predictor of reduced mortality and improved long-term clinical outcome.

Why this matters

    The effect of ENI on treatment outcome has been understudied in patients with BAO; understanding ENI and the factors contributing to it will aid in treatment decisions.