Recanalization and stroke outcome.

  title={Recanalization and stroke outcome.},
  author={Gregory John del Zoppo and James A. Koziol},
  volume={115 20},
Since work in the early 1980s suggested that acute recanalization of an occluded brain-supplying artery was feasible, a series of small uncontrolled and controlled studies supported the notion that recanalization could improve the outcome of ischemic stroke.1 That early work paralleled similar successful efforts to achieve recanalization of occluded coronary arteries with plasminogen activators in patients presenting acutely with myocardial ischemia. The very nature of the outcomes of ischemic… CONTINUE READING