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Improved reperfusion following alternative surgical approach for experimental stroke in mice.

ABSTRACT: Background: Following ischemic stroke, recanalisation and restoration of blood flow to the affected area of the brain is critical and directly correlates with patient recovery.  In vivo models of ischemic stroke show high variability in outcomes, which may be due to variability in reperfusion.  We previously reported that a surgical refinement in the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model of stroke, via repair of the common carotid artery (CCA), removes the reliance on the Circle of Willis for reperfusion and reduced infarct variability.  Here we further assess this refined surgical approach on reperfusion characteristics following transient MCAO in mice. Methods: Mice underwent 60 min of MCAO, followed by either CCA repair or ligation at reperfusion.  All mice underwent laser speckle contrast imaging at baseline, 24 h and 48 h post-MCAO. Results: CCA ligation reduced cerebral perfusion in the ipsilateral hemisphere compared to baseline (102.3 ± 4.57%) at 24 h (85.13 ± 16.09%; P < 0.01) and 48 h (75.04 ± 12.954%; P < 0.001) post-MCAO. Repair of the CCA returned perfusion to baseline (94.152 ± 2.44%) levels and perfusion was significantly improved compared to CCA ligation at both 24 h (102.83 ± 8.41%; P < 0.05) and 48 h (102.13 ± 9.34%; P < 0.001) post-MCAO. Conclusions: Our findings show CCA repair, an alternative surgical approach for MCAO, results in improved ischemic hemisphere perfusion during the acute phase.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7217225 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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