Table 3

Overview and Comparison of the Largest Studies on CAS in Acute Stroke

First Author (Ref. #)nNIHSS Score (Mean)Extracranial RecanalizationAdditional Intracranial OcclusionIntracranial RecanalizationOverall Recanalization (Extracranial and Intracranial)mRS Score at 90 Days (0–2)MortalityIntracranial Hemorrhage
Jovin et al. (9)*151415/15 (100)10/15 (66)6/10 (60)11/15 (73)5/15 (33)3/15 (20)1/15 (6)
Nedeltchev et al. (10)251221/25 (84)21/21 (100)11/21 (52)11/25 (44)14/25 (56)5/25 (21)2/25 (8)
Current study221721/22 (95)18/21 (85.7)11/18 (61)14/22 (63)9/22 (41)3/22 (13.6)4/22 (18)
Total6214.357/62 (91.9)49/57 (86)28/49 (57.1)36/62 (58)28/62 (45)11/62 (17.7)7/62 (11.3)

Values are n/N (%), unless otherwise indicated.

CAS = carotid artery stenting; mRS = modified Rankin Scale; NIHSS = National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.

  • * In this study, 25 patients presented but only 15 within 6 h of acute stroke symptom onset.