Embolectomy in Acute SYlvian Thrombosis in Refractory or Ineligible Patients to ALteplase "EASY"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Radiologically proven acute proximal occlusion of middle cerebral artery
AND one of the three following :
1. tandem internal carotid / middle cerebral artery occlusion
2. intravenous thrombolysis contraindicated because of high risk of haemorrhage
3. intravenous thrombolysis not possible because of delay > 4.5 hours

Exclusion Criteria

- Impossibility to perform endovascular recanalization within 6h
- Clinically minor stroke (NIHSS score below 5 at baseline)
- Extended cerebral infarction
- Severe comorbidity
- Life expectancy below 3 months before stroke
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- modified Rankin Score superior to 2 before stroke