Prolonged ventilation time after stroke thrombectomy associated with poorer outcomes

Takeaway

  • Prolonged ventilation time is associated with a higher rate of pneumonia and independently predicts unfavorable functional outcome at 3 months post-stroke.

Why this matters

    While studies have shown that prolonged ventilation increases the risk of complications in neurocritical care, there are no guidelines on the optimal timing of extubation following mechanical thrombectomy. The findings suggest that extubation after stroke thrombectomy should be performed as early as safely possible.