Table 1

Characteristics of all intra-arterial therapy patients transferred with anterior circulation infarcts

CharacteristicTransfer status
Assessment at OSH (n=106)Assessment at CSC following transfer (n=106)p Value
Neurological assessment
 NIHSS (median (IQR))19 (15–23)19 (15–24)0.943
 THRIVE score (median (IQR))5 (4–6)5 (4–6)0.513
 HIAT-2 score (median (IQR))4 (2–5)5 (4–6)<0.001
Medical assessment
 Admission MAP (mean (SD))102.3 (17.3)92.8 (18.0)<0.001
 Admission HR (mean (SD))83.8 (21.5)80.9 (18.0)0.202
 Admission temperature (mean (SD))36.5 (0.53)36.4 (0.84)0.343
 APACHE II score (median (IQR))12 (10–14)12 (10–14)0.403
Imaging studies
 ASPECTS on initial imaging (median (IQR))8 (8–9)7 (7–8)<0.001
 ASPECTS ≥7 on initial imaging (n (%))98 (93)80 (76)<0.001
  • APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; ASPECTS, Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score; CSC, comprehensive stroke center; HIAT-2, Houston Intra-Arterial Therapy 2; HR, heart rate; MAP, mean arterial pressure; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; OSH, outside hospital; THRIVE, Totaled Health Risks in Vascular Events.