Functional outcome post-stroke is optimized if thrombectomy is performed in the morning

Takeaway

  • Mid-term 90-day functional outcomes are better if endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke is performed in the morning rather than at the end of the working day.

Why this matters

  • The risk of errors while working increases with longer working days, with increases occurring after the ninth hour of work. Current data on mid-term functional outcome in stroke individuals treated during work hours versus after-hours is limited.

  • These important findings suggest that endovascular therapy performed by presumed fatigued neurointerventionists after standard working hours adversely affects 90-day neurological outcomes.