Over the last few decades, the management of acute ischemic stroke has undergone significant advancements with the introduction of intravenous thrombolysis and more recently punctuated by the success of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy trials for large vessel occlusion. These advancements have transformed the practice of neurocritical care. In this review, we present a case-based discussion of common brain reperfusion techniques with an emphasis on complication recognition and management. The article encompasses recent evidence-based recommendations as well as some of our own institutional protocols.
- Critical care