Prior IV Thrombolysis Facilitates Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke.


BACKGROUND In acute ischemic stroke (AIS), bridging therapy, including intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and mechanical thrombectomy (MET), appears to be very promising. However, data on the impact of IVT before the endovascular procedure are limited. METHODS To examine the impact of IVT on the MET procedure, we compared the duration of this procedure… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2014.12.015