Higher peak values of systolic blood pressure (BP) in adult patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy independently correlated with worse 90-day modified Rankin scale and a higher rate of hemorrhagic complications, a recent study found. The retrospective study included adult patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke of the anterior cerebral circulation at 3 institutions from March 2015 to October 2016 and aimed to determine the association between BP parameters within the first 24 hours after mechanical thrombectomy and patient outcomes. Researchers found:
- 228 patients were included (mean age 65.8 years, 45.6% male).
- Maximum systolic BP independently correlated with a worse 90-day modified Rankin scale and hemorrhagic complications within 48 hours, after adjustments for confounders.
Mistry EA, Mistry AM, Nakawah MO, et al. Systolic blood pressure within 24 hours after thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke correlates with outcome. [Published online ahead of print May 18, 2017]. J Am Heart Assoc. doi:10.1161/JAHA.117.006167.
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