Table 1

Summary of baseline and technical and clinical outcome data

Outcome data<80 Years≥80 Yearsp Value
Functionally independent at home before the stroke (%)8860<0.001
Left hemispheric stroke (%)47420.70
NIHSS-pre, median (range)15 (2–25)15 (4–22)0.89
ASPECTS score, median (range)8 (3–10)9 (3–10)0.1
IV rtPA bridging (%)64730.3
Successful recanalization (TICI 2b/3) (%)82.480.00.81
Time symptom onset—recanalization (TICI 2b/3 only) (min), mean±SD272±85257±970.5
Procedure duration (first DSA run—recanalization) (TICI 2b/3 only) (min), mean±SD66±3858±520.46
Symptomatic hemorrhage (%)2.400.46
NIHSS-post, median (range)6 (0–22)8 (1–20)0.125
Δ NIHSS ≥4 (%)68560.23
Δ NIHSS ≥8 (%)45360.43
Early in-hospital mortality (%)
Mid-term mRS (∼90 days), median (range)2 (0–6)4.5 (0–6)<0.0001
mRS 0–2 (%)5512<0.0001
Overall mortality (%)1233<0.01
  • ASPECTS, Alberta Stroke Program Early CT score; mRS, modified Rankin Scale; NIHSS, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale; rtPA, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator; TICI, Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction.