Table 3

Baseline characteristics of the two groups

POST (N=157)Pivotal (N=125)
Age (years) (mean)65+1564+14
Female, %4649
NIH Stroke Score (mean)16+617.6+5.2
Target vessel: ICA, %2218
MCA, %5870
Vertebrobasilar artery, %209
TIMI 0–1, %100100
Median time from symptom onset to arterial puncture, h4.54.1
Median time required for revascularization, min4145
  • MCA, middle cerebral artery; TIMI, thrombolysis in myocardial infarction; ICA, internal carotid artery.