To the Editor We applaud Simonsen et al1 for performing a randomized clinical trial about the effect of general anesthesia (GA) and conscious sedation (CS) during endovascular therapy on infarct growth and clinical outcomes in acute ischemic stroke. Despite its equipoise, this study is important in the field because it reinforces the results of recent randomized clinical trials concerning GA safety in thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke.2,3
Chabanne R, Futier E. Additional Factors Regarding Clinical Outcomes of General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation for Acute Ischemic Stroke. JAMA Neurol. 2018;75(9):1151–1152. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.1847
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