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Higher BP After Thrombectomy Links With Poor Stroke Outcomes

Key clinical point: A peak systolic blood pressure above 158 mm Hg after stroke thrombectomy was associated with worse outcomes.

Major finding: Patients with systolic pressure above 158 mm Hg after thrombectomy had a 2.2-fold increased rate of poor outcomes.

Study details: BEST, a multicenter, prospective, observational study with 485 U.S. acute ischemic stroke patients treated with thrombectomy.

Disclosures: BEST received no commercial funding. Dr. Mistry had no disclosures.


Mistry EA et al. Stroke. 2019 Feb;50(Suppl_1): Abstract 94.