Safety and efficacy of endovascular therapy in stroke with large vessel occlusion and mild symptoms

Takeaway

  • Endovascular therapy (EVT) and intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) are similarly effective and safe in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) with large vessel occlusion (LVO) and mild neurological symptoms.

Why this matters

  • While EVT is the most effective treatment in AIS patients with LVO and moderate-to-severe symptoms, a direct comparison of EVT versus IVT in patients with mild symptoms has not been conducted.

  • Understanding treatment approaches for patients with LVO and mild symptoms will advance patient management and outcomes in this population.