Ischemic Stroke & Thrombectomy: Time to Treat

October 17, 2016

What is the ideal time frame in which to perform endovascular thrombectomy after large-vessel ischemic stroke?

In this Medical News Minute developed exclusively for Endocrinology Network, Dr. Bobby Lazzara reviews a meta-analysis that examines five trials of endovascular thrombectomy performed post stroke. To help guide treatment implementation, researchers sought to determine the time period in which treatment was beneficial and at what point and to what degree delay would result in functional disabilities.