Immunohistological comparison of stroke and myocardial infarction thrombi

Takeaway

  • The presence of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in arterial thrombi was associated with clinical outcomes in people with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

Why this matters

  • NETs have previously been demonstrated to have an important role in thrombus stability.

  • In the future, treatment strategies that target NET formation could improve clinical outcomes in people with AIS and AMI.