Endovascular thrombectomy as a treatment option in stroke patients with large ischemic core

Takeaway

  • Medical management plus endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) yielded better functional outcomes versus medical management alone (MM) in stroke patients with large ischemic core (IC).

Why this matters

  • EVT trials have focused on patients with smaller IC (Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score [ASPECTS] >=6 or volume <70 m2 on computed tomography perfusion scanning [CTPS]).

  • Outcomes in this study of individuals with large IC may guide treatment decisions.