Stenting plus thrombectomy following thrombolysis treatment in people with tandem strokes

Takeaway

  • In people with tandem strokes, carotid artery stenting plus mechanical thrombectomy (CAS-MT) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) showed similar safety profiles to those without prior IVT.

Why this matters

  • There is limited safety data supporting the use of CAS-MT in people with tandem strokes; this study provides evidence that CAS-MT may be a safe option for people who have limited treatment options.