Prestroke dementia is associated with poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy among elderly stroke patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND In elderly acute stroke patients, reperfusion therapy is often withheld. We sought to determine whether prestroke dementia contributed to poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy in these patients. METHODS All consecutive patients ≥ 80 years of age who received intravenous (IV) or intra-arterial reperfusion therapy (IAT) were identified in our… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2011.11.005

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