A recently published review by our Danish colleagues sums up the more recent trials on the subject of anaesthetic technique for endovascular treatments for ischemic stroke. Older publications based largely on retrospective data have suggested harm from general anaesthesia (GA) for these procedures, when compared with conscious sedation (CS). In their review in Current Anesthesiology… Continue reading Anaesthesia for Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Still Controversial?
Does choice of anaesthetic approach have an impact on neurological outcomes in stroke patients? This article, recently published in Stroke, examines outcomes in patients undergoing endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke, randomised to either conscious sedation or general anaesthesia. Retrospective material till now has suggested poorer outcomes in patients subjected to full anaesthesia when compared… Continue reading AnStroke Trial: Anaesthesia vs. Sedation for Endovascular Treatment of Ischemic Stroke