Similar thrombectomy benefits for transferred stroke patients

Even for the patients who are up to 16 hours post-stroke

Functional outcomes after thrombectomy for ischaemic stroke in the 'late window' are similar for transferred patients and patients directly admitted to the treating hospital, according to a subanalysis from the DEFUSE 3 trial.


"Stroke patients presenting to non-thrombectomy centres with a reasonable imaging profile who otherwise are eligible for thrombectomy should be strongly encouraged to be transferred to a thrombectomy-capable center," Dr Amrou Sarraj from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, said by email. "At the same time, research