Emergency Medicine

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Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke Previous studies on intra-arterial treatment for ischemic stroke were not that encouraging, BUT many used non-contrast CT’s instead of CTA and many used alteplase instead of or in addition to mechanical thrombectomy. Recent studies from the NEJM suggest that in patients with a proximal vessel occlusion, thrombectomy has better results than usual care, AKA IV alteplase. All of the studies were… Continue Reading