A Predictive Model for Functional Outcome in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Undergoing Endovascular Thrombectomy

Neil Haranhalli, Kainaat Javed, Andre Boyke, Joseph Dardick, Ishan Naidu, Jessica Ryvlin, Devikarani Kadaba, Rose Fluss, Carol Derby, David Altschul

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Introduction: Endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) is a well-established treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Variability in outcomes among thrombectomy patients results in a need for patient centered approaches to recovery. Identifying key factors that are associated with outcomes can help prognosticate and direct resources for continued improvement post-treatment. Thus, we developed a comprehensive predictive model of short-term outcomes post-thrombectomy. Methods: This is a retrospective chart review of adult patients who underwent EVT at our institution over the last four years. Primary outcome was dichotomized 90-day mRS (mRS 0–2 v mRS 3–6). Bivariate analyses were conducted, followed by logistic regression modelling via a backward-elimination approach to identify the best fit predictive model. Results: 326 thrombectomies were performed; 230 cases were included in the model. In the final predictive model, adjusting for age, gender, race, diabetes, and presenting NIHSS, pre-admission mRS = 0–2 (OR 18.1; 95% 3.44–95.48; p < 0.001) was the strongest predictor of a good outcome at 90-days. Other independent predictors of good outcomes included being a non-smoker (OR 5.4; 95% CI 1.53–19.00; p = 0.01) and having a post-thrombectomy NIHSS<10 (OR 9.7; 95% CI 3.90–24.27; p < 0.001). A decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) was predictive of a poor outcome at 90-days (OR 0.07; 95% CI 0.01–0.72; p = 0.03). This model had a Sensitivity of 79%, a Specificity of 89% and an AUC=0.89. Conclusion: Our model identified low pre-admission mRS score, low post-thrombectomy NIHSS, non-smoker status and not requiring a DHC as predictors of good functional outcomes at 90-days. Future works include developing a prognostic scoring system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106054
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2021


  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Endovascular thrombectomy
  • Post-stroke recovery
  • Predictive model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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