Imaging predictors of procedural and clinical outcome in endovascular acute stroke therapy

Nicholas A. Telischak, Max Wintermark
2015 Neurovascular Imaging  
Acute stroke affects 795,000 people per year in the United States, and eighty-seven percent of these represent ischemic stroke. New level I evidence has created a need for consistent, effective and rapid triage of stroke patients to properly select those who will most benefit from endovascular stroke therapy. This review highlights anatomical factors and imaging signs that are prognostic with respect to stroke outcome and which could aid in the selection of patients that could most benefit from
more » ... d most benefit from interventional stroke therapies, as well as exclude patients from therapy who are at a high risk of complication.
doi:10.1186/s40809-015-0004-z fatcat:wb47klbaunhtbkb6g3o7ej77oy