Evaluation of endovascular therapy for large vessel occlusion in patients with milder stroke onset

Takeaway

  • In large vessel occlusion (LVO) patients with low National Institutes of Health Stroke Severity (NIHSS) scores, endovascular therapy (EVT) results in similar favorable 90-day clinical outcomes as medical management, albeit with an increased risk of neurological deterioration.

Why this matters

    Current guideline recommendations for EVT are limited to those who present with NIHSS ≥6; understanding impact of EVT in patients with milder severity may improve treatment outcomes.

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