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Systolic BP Within 24 Hours After Thrombectomy

J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 May 18; Mistry, et al

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.

Citation:

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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