Combining normobaric hyperoxia and endovascular therapy is safe and feasible in people with acute ischemic stroke


  • Normobaric hyperoxia in combination with standard endovascular treatment reduces infarction volume in people with acute anterior circulation stroke.

Why this matters?

  • Neuroprotection is a key component of post-acute ischemic stroke care to slow brain injury processes before treatment occurs; however, there are no neuroprotective drugs with proven clinical efficacy.

  • This important study supports the use of normobaric hyperoxia with recanalization by endovascular treatment following acute ischemic stroke, with the combined approach providing better long-term outcomes.