Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population

Mean (SD) age, years62 (15)
Male gender, n (%)42 (48)
Caucasians, n (%)36 (41)
Black race, n (%)52 (59)
Hypertension, n (%)69 (78)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%)28 (32)
Hypercholesterolemia, n (%)32 (37)
Atrial fibrillation, n (%)27 (31)
Smoking, n (%)23 (26)
Coronary artery disease, n (%)16 (18)
Congestive heart failure, n (%)15 (17)
Median baseline NIHSS score, points (IQR)16 (12–21)
Pretreatment with intravenous thrombolysis, n (%)56 (64)
Mean (SD) admission systolic blood pressure, mmHg157 (32)
Mean (SD) admission diastolic blood pressure, mmHg89 (20)
Mean (SD) systolic blood pressure post MT*, mmHg141 (15)
Mean (SD) diastolic blood pressure post MT*, mmHg72 (12)
Minimum (SD) systolic blood pressure post MT*, mmHg110 (22)
Minimum (SD) diastolic blood pressure post MT*, mmHg55 (12)
Maximum (SD) systolic blood pressure post MT*, mmHg174 (23)
Maximum diastolic blood pressure post MT*, mmHg (SD)94 (20)
Mean (SD) admission serum glucose, mg/dL153 (82)
Mean (SD) admission low density lipoprotein, mg/dL99 (40)
General anesthesia, n (%)33 (38%)
Good collaterals, n (%)31 (52%)†
Median (IQR) ASPECTS, points9 (8–10)
Median (IQR) onset to tPA bolus time, min130 (105–172)
Median (IQR) onset to arterial puncture time, min226 (171–290)
  • *During the first 24 hours following the end of mechanical thrombectomy.

  • †Collateral score was available in 60 patients.

  • ASPECTS, Alberta Stroke Program Early CT score; IQR, interquartile range; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; MT, mechanical thrombectomy.