Presenter: Erica Jones, M.D., M.P.H.
Link to PowerPoint Presentation: Journal Club
Does endovascular intervention combined with medical management, including IV tissue plasminogen activator, improve outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke?
Journal Club Article:
Chen CJ, Ding D, Starke RM, Mehndiratta P, Crowley RW, Liu KC, Southerland AM, Worrall BB. Endovascular vs medical management of acute ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2015 Dec 1;85(22):1980-90.
This meta-analysis provides strong evidence that endovascular intervention combined
with medical management, including IV tissue plasminogen activator for eligible patients, improves the outcomes of appropriately selected patients with acute ischemic stroke in the setting of LVO.