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The New England Journal of MedicineTrial of Endovascular Thrombectomy for Large Ischemic Strokes

Patients with stroke due to occlusion of the internal carotid artery or the first segment of the middle cerebral artery were randomized 1:1 to medical therapy vs. endovascular thrombectomy within 24 hours after onset. The trial was stopped early for efficacy, with 20% of patients in the thrombectomy group vs. 7 in the medical therapy group achieving functional independence.

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