Clinical Outcome

PatientTime Elapsed, Symptom Onset to Treatment (h)Clinical OutcomeNIHSS (Admission)Modified Rankin Score (Discharge)NIHSS (F/U)Rankin (F/U)Time Elapsed, Treatment to Follow-up (d)Follow-up Imaging Findings
1134Gradual and good recovery, d/c to acute rehabilitation25442189MR and MRA (at 32 mo): patent BA
230Improved extremity strength, dysarthria, and hypophonia644366Angiography (at 19 mo): BA stenosis with collaterals, patent left VA origin stent
357Gradual and steady recovery, transferred to acute rehabilitation after 1 week845421MR and MRA (at 1 wk): patent VB system, occluded left ICA
460Brain stem and subarachnoid hemorrhage, condition deteriorated, patient expired38N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
586Immediate improvement followed by rapid deterioration, minimal brain stem reflexes the next morning, care withdrawn, patient died3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
699Bilateral cerebellar infarct with hemorrhagic conversion, fair and gradual recovery833284MR and MRA (2 wk): atherosclerotic irregularity with stenosis at junction of right VA and BA
  • Note:—NIHSS indicates National Institutes of Health Stroke Score; F/U, follow-up; MRA, MR angiography; BA, basilar artery; VA, vertebral artery; VB, vertebrobasilar; ICA, internal carotid artery.