Mechanical thrombectomy is associated with poor outcomes in elderly patients with ischaemic stroke (IS) and large vessel occlusion (LVO), a study has found. New findings from a Dutch registry suggest that the good functional outcomes seen with mechanical thrombectomy in randomised controlled trials may not extend to people over the age of 80 in a ...
Real-world data a red flag for mechanical thrombectomy in the elderly
By Michael Woodhead
16 Jun 2020