Analysis of the association between age and risk of clinical outcome after endovascular thrombectomy

Takeaway

  • Older age increases the absolute risk of a poor functional outcome in people with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) treated with endovascular thrombectomy (EVT); however, 1 in 5 older adults achieves good functional outcome.

Why this matters

    These data should inform treatment decisions when considering older adults for EVT.