Catheter-based therapy for acute ischemic stroke is offered at many institutions based on local medical policies or investigational review board approval. Written informed consent should, in general, be obtained prior to treatment. The following written consent form is one example of this. In exceptional circumstances where patients are eligible for treatment but for who no appropriate caregiver can be contacted, local legal counsel should be consulted regarding policies for treatment.
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