Mid-term 90-day functional outcomes are better if endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke is performed in the morning rather than at the end of the working day.
Why this matters
The risk of errors while working increases with longer working days, with increases occurring after the ninth hour of work. Current data on mid-term functional outcome in stroke individuals treated during work hours versus after-hours is limited.
These important findings suggest that endovascular therapy performed by presumed fatigued neurointerventionists after standard working hours adversely affects 90-day neurological outcomes.