Abstract This manuscript describes a streamlined protocol for the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke, which aims at the minimization of time from hospital admission to reperfusion. Rapid restoration of cerebral blood flow is essential for the outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Endovascular treatment (EVT) has become the standard [...]
Background and Purpose Intrahospital time delays significantly affect the neurological outcome of stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion. This study was conducted to determine whether a one-stop management can reduce intrahospital times of patients with acute large-vessel occlusion. Method In this observational study, we report the first 30 consecutive stroke [...]
High Systolic Blood Pressure after Successful Endovascular Treatment Affects Early Functional Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke.
Background Endovascular treatment (EVT) has been shown to significantly improve functional outcome in patients with acute large cerebral vessel occlusions. To date, no evidence-based recommendations on blood pressure management after successful EVT exist. Previous studies showed an association between high pre-EVT systolic blood pressure (SBP) and functional outcome, but do not answer [...]
Carotid artery flow as determined by real-time phase-contrast flow MRI and neurovascular ultrasound: A comparative study of healthy subjects.
Background The assessment of carotid artery flow by neurovascular ultrasound (nvUS) can be complemented by real-time phase-contrast (RT-PC) flow MRI which apart from quantitative flow parameters offers velocity distributions across the entire vessel lumen. Materials and Method The feasibility and diagnostic potential of RT-PC flow [...]