Table 1: Baseline characteristics of middle cerebral artery acute ischemic stroke patients in whom extubation was successful versus failed*.

Successful ( 𝑛 = 3 7 )Failed ( 𝑛 = 1 0 )

Age, median years (IQR)62 (52–71)51.5 (45–72)
Male57% (21)70% (7)
White60% (21/35)56% (5/9)
Previous stroke41% (15)50% (5)
Carotid stenosis35% (13)10% (1)
Coronary artery disease27% (10)40% (4)
Prosthetic heart valve0% (2)0% (0)
Atrial fibrillation or flutter27% (10)20% (2)
Congestive heart failure24% (9)40% (4)
Hypertension71% (26)60% (6)
Dyslipidemia73% (27)60% (6)
Peripheral vascular disease5% (2)0% (0)
Diabetes mellitus30% (11)20% (2)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease16% (6)10% (1)
Smoking history59% (22)78% (7/9)
Ambulating independently at baseline97% (33/34)90% (9)

*All 𝑃 values are nonsignificant.