Catheter-based treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis

Ramee, Stephen R., Subramanian, Rajesh, Felberg, Robert A., McKinley, Kevin L., Jenkins, J. Stephen, Collins, Tyrone J., Dawson, Robert C. and White, Christopher J. (2004) Catheter-based treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis. Stroke, 35 5: E109-E111. doi:10.1161/01.STR.0000125711.94465.78


Author Ramee, Stephen R.
Subramanian, Rajesh
Felberg, Robert A.
McKinley, Kevin L.
Jenkins, J. Stephen
Collins, Tyrone J.
Dawson, Robert C.
White, Christopher J.
Title Catheter-based treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis
Journal name Stroke   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0039-2499
Publication date 2004-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1161/01.STR.0000125711.94465.78
Volume 35
Issue 5
Start page E109
End page E111
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background and Purpose— We present our single-center experience using catheter-based therapy for acute ischemic stroke patients who were not candidates for intravenous thrombolytic therapy.
Methods— Neurologic outcomes were assessed in patients with acute ischemic stroke, ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis, treated with an emergent catheter-based therapy.
Results— Nonparametric analysis of neurological outcomes demonstrated a benefit in National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) at long-term follow-up (P=0.036). Independence in daily activities and improvement in NIHSS of ≥4 points were achieved in 38% and 56% of patients, respectively. Four patients (25%) died, including 2 patients (12.5%) who died from intracranial hemorrhage.
Conclusions— Catheter-based treatment offers a promising treatment strategy in patients with acute ischemic stroke ineligible for intravenous thrombolysis.
Keyword Stroke, acute
Stroke management
Thrombolysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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