The eligible study: Ultrasound assessment in acute ischemic stroke within 3 hours

Giovanni Malferrari, Chiara Bertolino, Federica Casoni, Andrea Zini, Vittoria M. Sarra, Sandro Sanguigni, Mauro Pratesi, Piergiorgio Lochner, Lorenzo Coppo, Giulia Brusa, Donata Guidetti, Silvio Cavuto, Norina Marcello

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Abstract

Background: Aims of the study: to identify with echo color Doppler ultrasound of the supra-aortic vessels and transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCD) various patterns of vessel occlusion within 3 h from stroke onset, to compare each group defined at the admission with clinical findings and outcome, and to study the recanalization process, independent of therapy. Methods: We enrolled 89 consecutive patients (mean age 68.9 years). Ultrasound evaluation was done within 3 h from stroke onset, and was repeated at 3-6 and 24-36 h, at day 5, and at 3 months. At admission, patients were divided into the following groups: internal carotid artery occlusions and stenoses (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Doppler
  • Transcranial color-coded duplex sonography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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