Table 4

Characteristics of reperfusion therapy studies for M2 occlusions

StudiesAgeFemale (%)Baseline NIHSSReperfusion methodReperfusion statusmRS ≤2 at 3 months (%)
Flores et al10 (n=65)66 (mean)47.716 (median)Stent retriever±IA-tPA±IV-tPA78.5% (TICI 2b–3)60
Dorn et al9 (n=16)68.1 (mean)N/A13.7 (mean)Stent retriever±IV-tPA93.3% (TICI 2b–3)60
Coutinho et al8 (n=50)71 (mean)4813 (median)MERCI, Solitaire±IV-tPA85% (mTICI 2b–3)60
Current study (n=41)72 (median)41.513 (median)FAST, Stent retriever±IV-tPA78% (TICI 2b–3)80.5
  • FAST, forced arterial suction thrombectomy; IA, intra-arterial; IV, intravenous; mRS; modified Rankin Scale; mTICI, modified thrombolysis in cerebral ischemia; NIHSS, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale; tPA, tissue plasminogen activator; TICI, Thrombolysis In Cerebral Infarction.