What can serve as a negative predictor for early dramatic recovery and favorable third-month prognosis in acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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A study by Topcuoglu et al indicated that the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and a computed tomography angiography (CTA)-based modified clot burden score can serve as independent negative predictors for early dramatic recovery and favorable third-month prognosis in acute MCA stroke. The study included 131 patients with acute MCA stroke who underwent intravenous thrombolysis and/or interventional thrombolysis/thrombectomy. [91]


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