Abstract 83: Field Validation of Prehospital LAMS Score to Identify Large Vessel Occlusion Ischemic Stroke Patients for Direct Routing to Emergency Neuroendovascular Centers

  title={Abstract 83: Field Validation of Prehospital LAMS Score to Identify Large Vessel Occlusion Ischemic Stroke Patients for Direct Routing to Emergency Neuroendovascular Centers},
  author={Ali Reza Noorian and Nerses Sanossian and David S. Liebeskind and Sidney Starkman and Marc K Eckstein and Samuel J. Stratton and Graham G Woolf and Fiona Chatfield and Robin A Conwit and Jeffrey L. Saver},
Background: As endovascular (EV) thrombectomy is a proven highly effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO), there is an urgent need for validated tools for paramedic use to identify likely LVO patients for direct routing to EV-capable centers. A deficit score ≥4 on the Los Angeles Motor Scale (LAMS) performed well in identifying such patients when administered by physicians in the ED. We now report a prospective validation with LAMS performed by… 
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