Dr. Mascitelli Co-authors Paper Examining Mechanical Thrombectomy during COVID-19 Pandemic
Justin Mascitelli, M.D., recently co-authored an article in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery titled “International experience of mechanical thrombectomy during the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from STAR and ENRG.”
Dr. Mascitelli and his co-authors observed a low rate of COVID-19 among stroke patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in low-COVID burden counties. They also reported that more than half of their patients underwent intubation prior to MT, which lead to a prolonged door to reperfusion time, higher in-hospital mortality, and a lower likelihood of functional independence at discharge.
You can learn more about the study by visiting the link below.