CME/CE: Stroke Rounds: Earlier Perfusion Better with Stent Retrievers

Publication Date:
Fri, 01/01/2016
By: Alere Staff

SPONSORED BY

MedPage Today

American Heart Association

ACTIVE DATE

December 21, 2015 – December 21, 2017

CREDIT

Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

DESCRIPTION

A MR CLEAN substudy found that the initially large benefit of intra-arterial treatment (IAT) for acute ischemic stroke decreases for every hour of reperfusion delay, with the absolute risk difference for a good outcome reduced by 6% per hour of delay. The data implies that patients with acute ischemic stroke should undergo immediate diagnostic workup and IAT in case of intracranial arterial vessel occlusion.

LINK

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Strokes/55360