Table 1:

Baseline characteristics of patients with a distal anterior cerebral artery occlusion

CharacteristicsPatients (N = 30)
Age (yr), mean (SD)64 (13)
Male14 (46.6%)
Hypertension20 (66.6%)
Diabetes mellitus5 (16.6%)
Atrial fibrillation13 (43.3%)
Coronary artery disease3 (10%)
Congestive heart failure2 (6.6%)
Hypercholesterolemia8 (26.6%)
Previous stroke0 (0%)
History of smoking3 (10%)
Prestroke mRS
    022 (73.3%)
    15 (16.6%)
    23 (10%)
Initial NIHSS score, median (IQR)18 (13–23)
Time from stroke onset to initial imaging (min), median (IQR)90 (61–155)
    CT16
    MR14
Time from stroke onset to imaginga (min), median (IQR)
    CT76 (55–150)
    MR154 (87–230)
ASPECTSa, median (IQR)
    CT9 (9)
    MR7 (7–9)b
Initial occlusion site
    ICA (excluding Carotid-T)1 (3.3%)
    Carotid-T18 (60%)
    M19 (30%)
    M22 (6.6%)
Intravenous tPA25 (83.3%)
Time from stroke onset to groin puncture (min), median (IQR)211 (139–289)
  • Note:—IQR indicates interquartile range.

  • a According to the imaging modality.

  • b MR-ASPECTS was assessed on axial diffusion-weighted images.