Use of copeptin levels in a score for quick prediction of unfavorable acute ischemic stroke outcomes

Takeaway

  • The CoRisk score is based on four components – copeptin level, age, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score, recanalization therapy – and was derived and validated for use in an emergency room setting for early determination of 3-month prognosis after acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

Why this matters ?

  • Better prognostic tools for early prediction of AIS outcomes are needed for treatment guidance.