Medical management plus endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) yielded better functional outcomes versus medical management alone (MM) in stroke patients with large ischemic core (IC).
Why this matters
EVT trials have focused on patients with smaller IC (Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score [ASPECTS] >=6 or volume <70 m2 on computed tomography perfusion scanning [CTPS]).
Outcomes in this study of individuals with large IC may guide treatment decisions.
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