SVIN publishes recommendations for endovascular therapy of acute stroke


A new set of recommendations from the Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) on endovascular stroke care has been published online in Interventional Neurology. The recommendations, developed by SVIN’s Endovascular Stroke Standards Committee, are designed to help standardise 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,” says SVIN president Raul Nogeuira, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA 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).” 

The Interventional Neurology article built on the five landmark multicentre, prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded end point clinical trials have recently demonstrated significant clinical benefit of endovascular therapy with mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischaemic 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 USA.

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