Prehospital Scales for Large Vessel Occlusion: Closing in on a Moving Target.

@article{Michel2017PrehospitalSF,
  title={Prehospital Scales for Large Vessel Occlusion: Closing in on a Moving Target.},
  author={Patrik Michel},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2017},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={247-249}
}
See related article, p 290. The strong evidence for benefits of rapid thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is challenging prehospital systems around the world. Although high-tech endovascular treatment (EVT) works only for a minority of patients, healthcare systems cannot afford to miss suitable candidates anymore. Recent figures show eligibility of ≈25% for thrombolysis and ≈10% for EVT in all AIS arriving at the hospital within 24 hours. Still, paramedics, local hospitals… CONTINUE READING
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