Table 1 Predictors of early neurological deterioration in ischaemic stroke
Clinical predictorsRadiological predictors
Initial stroke severityLarge vessel occlusion
History of diabetes mellitusHypodensity >33% in the MCA territory
? Low blood pressureHyperdense MCA sign on brain CT
? Raised blood pressureCerebral oedema on early brain CT
Lacunar infarction
Atrial fibrillation
  • MCA, middle cerebral artery.