Efficacy of edaravone in cardioembolic stroke.

  title={Efficacy of edaravone in cardioembolic stroke.},
  author={Yuichiro Inatomi and Tomohiro Takita and Toshiro Yonehara and Shodo Fujioka and Yoichiro Hashimoto and Teruyuki Hirano and Makoto Uchino},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={45 5},
OBJECTIVE We investigated the efficacy of edaravone in patients with cardioembolic stroke. METHODS Cardioembolic stroke patients were treated with drip intravenous infusion of edaravone (ED group, n=141) for 7 days, and were retrospectively compared with a historical-controlled cohort of similar patients (control group, n=114). RESULTS Early improvement (between day 0 and day 10), defined as change in National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), was seen more frequently in mild… CONTINUE READING