Table 1

Baseline characteristics and overview of angiographic and clinical outcome data

Demographics
 Age (years), mean (range)72.6 (20–94)
 Sex (female/male)47/38
Time from symptom onset to first diagnostic angiogram (min), median (IQR)187 (139–222.5)
Unknown time of symptom onset (n)20
Occlusion site
 ICA terminus15 (17.6)
 M1 segment62 (72.9)
 M2 segment3 (3.5)
 Basilar5 (5.9)
Clinical presentation and outcome
 Initial NIHSS score, median (IQR)18 (12–21.5)
 Discharge NIHSS score, median (IQR)4.5 (1.8–12.25).
mRS score of surviving patients at 90 days, median (IQR)2 (1–3)
 015 (17.6)
 112 (14.1)
 215 (17.6)
 314 (16.5)
 47 (8.2)
 55 (5.9)
 617 (20)
Angiographic outcome after sole aspiration, TICI (n=78)
 05 (6)
 16 (8)
 2a12 (15)
 2b7 (9)
 2c4 (5)
 344 (56)
Angiographic outcome after aspiration+stent retriever, TICI (n=85)
 00 (0)
 11 (1.2)
 2a2 (2.4)
 2b20 (23.5)
 2c9 (10.6)
 353 (62.4)
Successful positioning of SOFIA Plus inside the occlusion78/85 (91.8)
Successful recanalization with sole aspiration after successful positioning55/78 (70.5)
Successful recanalization with sole aspiration in all patients55/85 (64.7)
Successful recanalization with aspiration+stents82/85 (96.5)
  • Results are shown as number (%) of patients unless stated otherwise.

  • ICA, internal carotid artery; mRS, modified Rankin scale; NIHSS,National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; TICI, Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction.