BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Failure to recanalize predicts mortality in acute ischemic stroke. In the North American Solitaire Acute Stroke registry, we investigated parameters associated with mortality in successfully recanalized patients.
METHODS: Logistic regression was used to evaluate baseline characteristics and recanalization parameters for association with 90-day mortality. A multivariable model was developed based on backward selection with retention criteria of P
RESULTS: Successfully recanalized patients had lower mortality (25.2% [59/234] versus 46.9% [38/81] P
CONCLUSIONS: Failure to recanalize and presence of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage resulted in increased mortality. Despite successful recanalization, proximal occlusion, high National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, and need for rescue therapy were predictors of mortality.
- carotid artery, internal
- nial hemorrhages
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