DIRECT MECHANICAL THROMBECTOMY VERSUS BRIDGING THERAPY FOR STROKE PATIENTS IN A SOUTHERN EUROPEAN "STROKE BELT".
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Author/sToro-Pérez, Cristina Del; Amaya-Pascasio, Laura; Guevara-Sánchez, Eva; Ruiz-Franco, Maria Luisa; Arjona Padillo, Antonio; [et al.]
The aim of this 4-year observational study is to analyze the outcomes of stroke patients treated with direct mechanical thrombectomy (dMT) compared to bridging therapy (BT) (intravenous thrombolysis [IVT] + BT) based on 3-month outcomes, in real clinical practice in the "Stroke Belt" of Southern Europe. In total, 300 patients were included (41.3% dMT and 58.6% BT). The frequency of direct referral to the stroke center was similar in the dMT and BT group, whereas the time from onset to groin was longer in the BT group (median 210 [IQR 160–303] vs. 399 [IQR 225–675], p = 0.001). Successful recanalization (TICI 2b-3) and hemorrhagic transformation were similar in both groups. The BT group more frequently showed excellent outcomes at 3 months (32.4% vs. 15.4%, p = 0.004). Multivariate analysis showed that BT was independently associated with excellent outcomes (OR 2.7. 95% CI,1.2–5.9, p = 0.02) and lower mortality (OR 0.36. 95% CI 0.16–0.82, p = 015). Conclusions: Compared with dMT, BT was...
direct mechanical thrombectomy
acute ischemic stroke