Intraarterial Stem Cells in Subacute Ischemic Stroke


Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Requires presence of all of the following
1. Age range 20-80 years symptoms
2. Signs of clinically definite MCA stroke (0 to 14 days post ictus)
3. National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)> 7,
4. Stroke clinically and on imaging conforming to the MCA territory,
5. Recanalization/patency of involved M1 segment of MCA on imaging
6. Patency of carotid arteries for intra-arterial access of cerebral circulation
Exclusion Criteria: Requires presence of any of the following
1. cerebral hemorrhage on CT/MRI
2. Imaging evidence of M1-MCA segment complete occlusion
3. Hemodynamic instability
4. Known defect of clotting or platelet function
5. Severe co-morbidity precluding intra-arterial intervention
6. Hepatic or renal dysfunction
7. Pregnant patients
8. Patient likely to be unavailable for follow-up
9. Patients with evidence of chronic illness or advanced cancer
10. Patient already dependent in activities of daily living before the present acute stroke i.e. pre stroke mRS >3
11. Refusal to give informed consent