Poor prognosis predicted by asymmetrical cortical vessel sign in people with acute ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • Asymmetrical cortical vessel sign (ACVS) is a useful predictor for 90-day poor outcome in patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT).

Why this matters

    ACVS may help physicians identify people with acute ischemic stroke at relatively high risk of poor prognosis after IVT.