A new set of recommendations from the Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) on endovascular stroke care was published online on February 19th in Interventional Neurology.  The recommendations, developed by SVIN’s Endovascular Stroke Standards Committee, are designed to help standardize the delivery of the new standard of care for patients with sudden stroke symptoms, acute stroke, in a safe, effective, and timely stoke care. 

"Our hope is that these recommendations will provide new guidelines for acute stroke therapy," said SVIN president Raul Nogeuira, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and co-author of the report, “Mechanical Thrombectomy-Ready Comprehensive Stroke Center Requirements and Endovascular Stroke Systems of Care: Recommendations from the Endovascular Stroke Standards Committee of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).” 

Other co-authors were Joey D. English, M.D. Ph.D., California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco; Rishi Gupta. M.D., WellStar Medical Group, Marietta, GA; Osama Zaidat, M.D., St Vincent Mercy Hospital, Toledo, Ohio; Dileep Yavagal, M.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Andew Xavier, M.D., Detroit Medical Center; Raul G. Nogueira, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine,; Jawad F. Kirmani, M.D., JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ; and SVIN director Vallabh Janardhan, M.D., Medical City Dallas Hospital.

The Interventional Neurology article built on the five landmark multicenter, prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded end point clinical trials have recently demonstrated significant clinical benefit of endovascular therapy with mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients presenting with proximal intracranial large vessel occlusions. The recommendations provide guidance on implementation of the new standard of care for stroke patients in the US.

“Our society appointed an expert writing committee to summarize this new evidence and make recommendations on how these data should guide emergency endovascular therapy for AIS patients,” said Nogeuria. "As we enter a new era of stroke care, we believe these recommendations will contribute to improved outcomes for AIS patients.” 

SVIN is the premier society worldwide for medical professionals engaged in stroke care and interventional neurology with a mission to set the highest standards of patient care with interventional techniques for stroke. 

Click here to view the full publication in Interventional Neurology.

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