Blood Pressure Management After Endovascular Thrombectomy: What Is the Best Number?
Approximately 50% of patients who undergo endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke still have a severe impairment or will die within 90 days. Therefore, additional interventions are being investigated to improve overall outcome. Current guidelines from the American Heart Association suggest maintaining systolic blood pressure below 180 mmHg for patients who were treated both with intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy. A number of centers around the world have tried different systolic blood pressure thresholds ranging from 120 mmHg to 160 mmHg. Many of these studies have been single-center or small non-randomized studies and have not been designed to get a definitive answer.
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