Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

The treatment of acute ischemic stroke has undergone a revolution recently with the publication of five positive thrombectomy trials in the early time window, 0-6 hours from stroke onset in 2015 and the more recent publication of two positive late window trials that included carefully selected patients up to 24 hours from stroke onset.1-3 The treatment efficacy of thrombectomy was highly robust in both time windows and the benefits can likely be expanded to less strictly selected patients. The treatment of acute ischemic stroke with thrombectomy built upon the more modest benefits observed previously with i.v.

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