Radiology 2018 03 30;286(3):1016-1021. Epub 2017 Oct 30.
From the Departments of Neuroradiology (J.A.R.P., M.B., M.A.M.) and Neurology (S.S., S.N., P.A.R., W.H., J.B.), Heidelberg University Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.
Purpose To investigate whether the sedation mode (ie, conscious sedation [CS] vs general anesthesia [GA]) affects the angiographic workflow applied for treatment of endovascular stroke in a post hoc analysis of a recent randomized controlled trial, Sedation versus Intubation for Endovascular Stroke Treatment (SIESTA). Materials and Methods SIESTA was an institutional review board-approved, single-center, prospective, randomized, parallel-group, open-label treatment trial with a blinded end-point evaluation to compare GA with CS for treatment of endovascular stroke in 73 and 77 patients, respectively. By using descriptive data from SIESTA, the influence of the mode of sedation on angiographic workflow during treatment for endovascular stroke (eg, procedure times) and other radiologic outcome parameters (eg, radiation exposure) were analyzed. Read More