TableĀ 2

Comparison of all patients enrolled in intra-arterial and medical arms of included trials

Intra-arterial armMedical arm
TrialMean or median NIHSSMean or median ageMean time from onset to intra-arterial treatment (min)Mean or median NIHSSMean or median ageMean time from onset to treatment (min)
PROACT II1017643081764NR
MELT111466.92271467.3NR
IMS III217692491668121
SYNTHESIS413662251367165
MR RESCUE317.464.138117.767.1NR
MR CLEAN81765260186687*
  • *For patients who received intravenous tPA.

  • IMS, Interventional Management of Stroke; MR RESCUE, Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Severity score; NR, not reported; tPA, tissue plasminogen activator.