Hypothermia after endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke is not linked to improved outcomes or reduced mortality

Takeaway

  • There is no beneficial effect of inadvertent hypothermia on functional outcome in people with anterior circulation large vessel occlusion who are treated with endovascular therapy.

Why this matters

    It has been postulated that hypothermia may be neuroprotective in acute ischemic stroke; these unique findings demonstrate that hypothermia following endovascular therapy in people with anterior circulation large vessel occlusion is not associated with improved outcomes or lower mortality, suggesting that inducing hypothermia would not help to improve outcomes post-surgery.