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Acute endovascular recanalization therapy comes of age

E Jesús Duffis, Wenzhuan He, Charles J Prestigiacomo, Chirag D Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the safety and efficacy of endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke in octogenarians. AIM: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies comparing outcomes of octogenarians and younger patients after endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A computerized search of the medical literature from 1990 to 2012 was performed to identify comparative studies of endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke patients 80 years or older and younger patients...
April 2014: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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