Letter by Lederer et al Regarding Article, “Interfacility Transfer Directly to the Neuroangiography Suite in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Undergoing Thrombectomy”
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To the Editor:
Jadhav et al1 underlined the importance of short invervals between hospital arrival and recanalization in acute ischemic stroke. Löwhagen Hendén et al2 compared general anesthesia and conscious sedation for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The authors concluded that with respect to good neurological outcome at 3-month follow-up, there was no difference between the 2 methods. Nevertheless, in a previous study, the authors reported that intraprocedural hypotension was an independent predictor of poor neurological outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke undergoing endovascular therapy under general anesthesia.3
There is an ongoing debate …