NON-OPERATING ROOM ANESTHESIA (NORA): Edited by Richard D. UrmanAnesthetic Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Interventional Neuro-Radiology Suite: State of the ArtSou, Brian S.; Aglio, Linda S.; Zhou, Jie Author Information Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Correspondence to Jie Zhou, MD, MS, MBA, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA. E-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 34(4):p 476-481, August 2021. | DOI: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000001020 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review This review discusses the general anesthetic approach of endovascular stroke therapy and highlights recent advances and considerations for optimal intraoperative management of acute ischemic stroke. Recent findings Recent randomized controlled trials have shown no differences in clinical outcomes between monitored anesthesia care with sedation compared with general anesthesia for endovascular stroke therapy. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated decision-making in the neurointerventional setting. Advances in imaging techniques have extended the window of treatment for endovascular therapy. Summary Optimal time to intervention, hemodynamic stability, novel imaging techniques, and careful consideration of anesthetic plan can impact patient outcomes in reperfusion stroke therapy. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.