Endovascular Treatment and Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Premorbid Disability or Dementia

Published: March 28, 2022

Two paramedics putting senior woman into ambulance.
  • Patients with pre-morbid disability or dementia have historically been excluded from stroke clinical trials for reperfusion therapy or for endovascular treatment.
  • These patients present a dilemma for the treating clinician faced with making decisions for the care of this special group of patients.
  • This scientific statement proposes principles for clinicians and clinician-scientists on how to approach caring for patients with pre-morbid disability or dementia.