Thrombectomy is now the standard of care of revascularization in acute ischaemic stroke. Data
tend to show that final neurologic outcome is superior if the thrombectomy procedure was
performed under conscious sedation.
The Rothschild Foundation is a high output centre with more than 400 thrombectomy procedures
We report a rate of 5% of these procedures requiring general anesthesia despite conscious
sedation being the standard of care. This study aims to identify clinical factors associated
with a risk of conversion of a conscious sedation to a general anesthesia.