PLUMBER Study (Prevalence of Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes in Mecklenburg County Emergency Response)

  title={PLUMBER Study (Prevalence of Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes in Mecklenburg County Emergency Response)},
  author={Adeline Dozois and Lorrie Hampton and Carlene Kingston and Gwen Lambert and Thomas J. Porcelli and Denise Sorenson and Megan A. Templin and Shellie VonCannon and Andrew W. Asimos},
Background and Purpose— The recently proposed American Heart Association/American Stroke Association EMS triage algorithm endorses routing patients with suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) acute ischemic strokes directly to endovascular centers based on a stroke severity score. The predictive value of this algorithm for identifying LVO is dependent on the overall prevalence of LVO acute ischemic stroke in the EMS population screened for stroke, which has not been reported. Methods— We… 
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