We cannot account for the possibility of errors in data submission, but a superior source for identification of EVT centers does not currently exist. Table. Public health urgency created by the success of mechanical thrombectomy studies in stroke. Customer Service Stroke centers were stratified as EVT-capable if they reported at least one thrombectomy procedure code for International Classification of Diseases-10 codes for AIS in 2017, or non-EVT if they did not report any procedure code to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). Recommendations for the establishment of primary stroke centers. Dr Grotta receives research funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health, Genentech, and CSL Behring, as well as consulting fees from Frazer Ltd. Randomized assessment of rapid endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.028850, National Center Time to treatment with endovascular thrombectomy and outcomes from ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis. CT indicates computed tomography; ESCAPE, Endovascular Treatment for Small Core and Anterior Circulation Proximal Occlusion With Emphasis on Minimizing CT to Recanalization Times Trial; EXTEND-IA, Extending the Time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits—Intra-Arterial Trial; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; MR CLEAN, Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; REVASCAT, Randomized Trial of Revascularization With Solitaire FR Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Stroke due to Anterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Presenting Within Eight Hours of Symptom Onset; SWIFT-PRIME, Solitaire With the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment Trial; THRACE, Thrombectomie des Artères Cerebrales Trial; and tPA, tissue-type plasminogen activator. Current reperfusion strategies for acute stroke. Current direct access within 15 minutes is available to 4 million (20.9%), which increased to 6.7 million (34.7%), a gain of 13.8%, when the top 10% of non-EVT centers (7 hospitals) were flipped in the hypothetical scenario (Table 3; Figure 3A-2). K. Carroll reports employment from Stryker Neurovascular during the conduct of the study; employment from Imperative Care outside the submitted work. When the aspiration technique is used, the thrombus is passed with the microwire and microcatheter, and the aspiration catheter is placed directly in the proximal part of the thrombus. The stent retriever is advanced to the distal end of the microcatheter. A randomized trial of intraarterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Thrombectomy 6 to 24 hours after stroke with a mismatch between deficit and infarct. However, future RCTs are urgently warranted to guide treatment decisions in these patients.12, In patients with clinical picture that is suggestive for large vessel occlusion and who could be candidates for EVT, a comprehensive evaluation should be performed with multimodal computed tomography (CT) or multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. 1-800-AHA-USA-1 Of these centers, 713 (37%) reported one or more EVT for AIS and were considered EVT-capable centers for this study. Similar results were found in NY (current, 20.9%; flipping, 34.7%; bypassing, 50.4%), CA (current, 25.5%; flipping, 37.3%; bypassing, 53.9%), and IL (current, 15.3%; flipping, 21.9%; bypassing, 34.6%). Direct EVT-access, defined as the population with the closest facility being an EVT-center, was calculated from validated trauma-models adapted for stroke. Thirty states gained >10% additional coverage with this methodology with 9 of them gaining >20% in additional population coverage. Importantly, this technical success was translated into clinical improvement because it was shown that the likelihood of good outcome increased with better recanalization.14,35–39, In particular, all 6 RCTs showed improved functional outcomes in the EVT group compared with the IVT-alone group. However, even without imaging selection beyond the noncontrast CT, there was a clear benefit in favor of EVT.14,35–39, Meta-analysis of the individual patient data from these RCTs concluded that for every 100 patients treated, 38 will have a less disabled outcome than with IVT and 20 more will achieve functional independence. Arterial imaging of the cerebral circulation, preferably with CTA or alternatively with magnetic resonance angiography, is a sine qua non for the assessment of patient eligibility for EVT. Collateral status on baseline computed tomographic angiography and intra-arterial treatment effect in patients with proximal anterior circulation stroke. Therefore, the majority of patients only have access to EVT through inter-hospital transfers (drip and ship model), which are associated with significant treatment delays and worsen outcomes.9 Strategies to improve current direct access are necessary to achieve optimal clinical outcomes in patients with strokes. Similarly, the 15-minute direct access to EVT centers varies between states, ranging from 2.3% to 38.6% of the states’ populations. Optimization methodologies that increase EVT centers or bypass non-EVT to the closest EVT center both showed enhanced access. Endovascular reperfusion strategies for acute stroke. Baseline population density, urban versus suburban areas, and current distribution of thrombectomy centers were the major factors in determining the additional value of flipping and bypassing. We used an International Classification of Diseases-10-CM code reporting of at least one EVT procedure to identify EVT centers. The proportion of EVT centers of all stroke treating centers varies among states; 7 states have only 10% to 25% EVT centers, 30 states have 25% to 40%, and only 14 states have >40% of all of their stroke-treating hospitals as EVT centers. ASPECTS Study Group. Futile interhospital transfer for endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke: the Madrid Stroke Network Experience. This topic will review the use of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. B, Good leptomeningeal collateral status (white arrows). Contact Us, Current US Access Paradigms and Optimization Methodology. Thrombectomy is a highly effective treatment for stroke with a number needed to treat (NTT) of 2.6 for an improved functional outcome. Mechanical embolectomy for large vessel ischemic strokes: a cardiologist’s experience. EVT may be performed either under general anesthesia with intubation or under conscious sedation. 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Perfusion imaging with perfusion CT or with diffusion-weighted imaging MRI can allow identification and quantification of the ischemic penumbra (ie, ischemic, yet viable tissue at risk that may be salvaged by timely reperfusion) and, therefore, is useful for assessing patient eligibility for EVT in the extended time window.19 Recently, the DAWN trial (Diffusion Weighted Imaging or Computerized Tomography Perfusion Assessment With Clinical Mismatch in the Triage of Wake Up and Late Presenting Strokes Undergoing Neurointervention) and the DEFUSE 3 trial (Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for Ischemic Stroke 3) reported better outcomes in patients who were treated in the extended time window based on the mismatch principle compared with those who were not treated.21,22. (See \"Approach to reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke\" and \"Intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke: Therapeutic use\".) Soon after these trials were published, a huge discussion has started about the optimal design of acute stroke care facilities, patient triage, and transfer protocols taken into consideration that 10% to 17% of the ≈795 000 new or recurrent strokes that occur annually in the United States are EVT eligible.1,43, Facilities where EVT is routinely provided in eligible patients are usually called Comprehensive Stroke Centers (mainly in North America) or simply Stroke Centers (mainly in Europe)44,45 compared with Primary Stroke Centers (mainly in North America) or simply Stroke Units (mainly in Europe). Thrombectomy 6 to 24 hours after stroke with a mismatch between deficit and infarct [published online ahead of print November 11, 2017]. In Texas, 5.5 million (22.1%) have current direct access to EVT capable centers within 15 minutes. Flipping the most impactful 10% of the non-EVT hospitals to EVT capable centers resulted in an absolute gain in direct access ranging between 2.8% and 28.1% among all states (Table 2). Some stroke interventionists and stroke physicians prefer general anesthesia with intubation, assuming it may be associated with less pain, anxiety, agitation, movement, and lower risk for aspiration, whereas others favor conscious sedation to save time, evoke less hemodynamic instability, and risk fewer ventilation-associated complications. Figure 3A and 3B represent the EVT coverage optimization using both flipping and bypass models in 4 example states. Drip ‘n ship versus mothership for endovascular treatment: modeling the best transportation options for optimal outcomes. Although stroke mortality during the past 10 years has declined, it ranks as the fifth leading cause of death.1 In addition, stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability and one of the most frequent causes of dementia in the developed world.1 Stroke survivors and their families are often burdened with exorbitant rehabilitation costs, lost wages and productivity, and limitations in their daily social activity.1 Most recent estimates place the cost of stroke in the United States in excess of $34 billion per year. Furthermore, there are no clear data on the current distribution or density of EVT-capable centers in the United States, their coverage areas, and, subsequently, the gaps in patient access to timely thrombectomy. The other optimization methodology of bypassing non-EVT hospitals to the closest EVT-capable hospital within 15 minutes resulted in almost doubling the current direct access nationwide. Stent-retriever thrombectomy after intravenous t-PA vs. t-PA alone in stroke. Table 2. Dr Papanagiotou is a local principal investigator for the Swift Prime Study (Medtronic, Inc) and a consultant for Penumbra Inc, Johnson & Johnson, and Phenox, Inc. Dr Ntaios reports no conflicts. The state population was 25 145 561 people based on 2010 US Census. A and B, Acute atherosclerotic occlusion shortly beyond the origin of the ICA (white arrows). MR CLEAN was the first RCT to report beneficial results for EVT in acute ischemic stroke.14 This study was followed by 5 more, positive trials (Table). In a meta-analysis, 46% of patients treated with mechanical thrombectomy achieved functional independence (modified Rankin scale (mRS) 0–2 at 90 days) compared to 27% for best medical treatment 2. CTA is widely available, with fast, thin-section, volumetric spiral CT images acquired during the injection of a time-optimized bolus of contrast material for vessel opacification. Nowadays, stroke medicine has evolved so broadly and deeply that now clearly extends horizontally beyond and across the boundaries of the traditional specialties that are typically engaged in the care and management of stroke patients like internists, neurologists, general practitioners, cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, physiatrists, and others. IV tPA was not given in the ED, and instead intra-arterial tPA is given as a bolus and as an infusion during mechanical thrombectomy to remove the thrombus. All funding goes to the institution. Whereas UTHealth employs Dr Savitz with expertise in stroke, UTHealth has served as a consultant to Neuralstem, SanBio, Mesoblast, ReNeuron, Lumosa, Celgene, Dart Neuroscience, BlueRock, and ArunA. The present review provides an overview of the technical aspects of the procedure, discusses patient selection criteria, summarizes the current evidence from randomized trials about its efficacy and safety, and explores its implications in the organization of acute stroke care. We also did not calculate the potential costs associated with training the EMS staff for in-field identification of large vessel occlusion or savings associated with improvement in outcomes and reducing severe disabilities. Direct EVT access, defined as a population with the closest facility being an EVT-capable center within 15 or 30 minutes, were calculated at the nation level from validated trauma models adapted for stroke.11 All drive times were calculated as time taken by an EMT vehicle to reach from the population geocentroid to the respective hospital. Thrombolysis ImPlementation in Stroke (TIPS): evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice–protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care. Presented in part at the International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 19–21, 2020. Two optimization models were utilized. Customer Service Randomized assessment of rapid endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke. C, Stent retriever with the extracted thrombus; (D) only a small infarction is seen in magnetic resonance imaging (white arrow). Endovascular thrombectomy is done in the radiology department. use prohibited. B, Successful recanalization of the artery. B, Hyperdense artery sign (white arrow). Table II in the Data Supplement demonstrates the incremental coverage gain at 20-, 25-, and 30-minute cutoffs in all states. First, our analysis focused on increasing access to EVT and did not simulate outcomes. In the first hypothetical model, 10% and 20% of non-EVT stroke treating hospitals were flipped in all states using a greedy algorithm, which identifies centers with the highest population that would have direct access to thrombectomy should the center be flipped to EVT capable. Stroke severity is characterized by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale. Results varied by states based on the population size and density. Delineation of the association of treatment time with outcomes would help to guide implementation. EVT-access within 15 minutes is limited to less than one-fifth of the US population. Endovascular thrombectomy with stent retriever in acute ischemic stroke. use prohibited. C, Bypass model: if the closest non-EVT hospital is within 15 min and the drive time difference between population and closest EVT hospital and population and closest non EVT center is within 15 min, the EMS bypasses the non-EVT center in favor of EVT center. The treatment uses microcatheters (thin tubes visible under X-rays) which are inserted into the blood clot from the groin or the arm. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), Customer Service and Ordering Information, Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research, Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Dilemmas in Interventional Cardiology, Contemporary Reviews in Interventional Cardiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 1-800-242-8721 Diagnosis and treatment of patients with stroke in a mobile stroke unit versus in hospital: a randomised controlled trial. A patient with a complete hemiparesis, but with no othe… Bypassing non-EVT centers by 15 minutes to deliver patients to EVT centers resulted in a 16.7% gain in population coverage, around 52 million, for a 36.5% new total coverage. Obviously, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Optimization by flipping the top 10% of non-EVT hospitals (13 hospitals) resulted in an 11.8% additional coverage to increase the direct access to 13.9 million (37.3%) people, whereas optimization with 15-minute bypass resulted in a 28.4% gain over the current access and a new direct access to 20 million, 53.9% of the California population (Table 3; Figure 3A-3 and 3B-3). The recent series of well-designed, convincingly-positive randomized controlled trials of endovascular thrombectomy in stroke patients with large vessel occlusion launched a paradigm shift and a new era in acute stroke management. Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, Clinical Institute for Research and Innovation, Houston (J.G.). Entrapment of the thrombus is indicated by the absence of backflow. This approach has the added benefit of ease of implementation and requires less time and resources. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), Customer Service and Ordering Information, Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research, Focused Updates in Cerebrovascular Disease. As an employee of the institution (UTHealth), Dr Savitz has served in the following roles: as a site investigator in clinical trials sponsored by industry companies—Athersys, Genentech, Pfizer, Dart Neuroscience, ReNeuron, and SanBio, for which UTHealth receives payments on the basis of clinical trial contracts; as an investigator on clinical trials supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, Department of Defense, Let’s Cure CP, the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation, and the Cord Blood Registry Systems; as a principal investigator on NIH-funded grants in basic science research; as principal investigator for an imaging analysis center for clinical trials sponsored by SanBio and ReNeuron. At the stent retriever technique, the target vessel is entered with a 0.014-inch guidewire and a suitable microcatheter between 0.018 and 0.027 inch. Up to now, the results of some nonrandomized and a few RCTs showed contradictory results about which method is superior.32–34 Thus, the absence of conclusive evidence, whether general anesthesia or conscious sedation is superior, suggests that the stroke team should choose the preferred method on the basis of their experience.7. Model A utilized a greedy algorithm to capture the largest population with direct access when flipping 10% (sky blue) and 20% (dark blue) non-endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) to EVT centers to maximize access. A, Acute middle cerebral artery occlusion and placement of stent retriever device with immediate flow restoration; distal end of the device (white arrow); the thrombus is pressed to the vessel wall (black arrows). In the second option, a patient is transferred initially to a Primary Stroke Center/Stroke Unit where IVT is offered if patient is eligible and then transferred further to a Comprehensive Stroke Center/Stroke Center where EVT may be offered if indicated.46. C and D, After stent placement and balloon angioplasty, normal ICA outflow is visible. This study is also the first attempt to evaluate the utility of this approach to enhance EVT access. Only few patients with tandem occlusions were included in the recent EVT RCTs. A, Acute middle cerebral artery occlusion and placement of stent retriever device with immediate flow restoration; distal end of the device (white arrow); the thrombus is pressed to the vessel wall (black arrows). These centers serve 309 million of the US population based on 2010 US census. Interventional thrombectomy for major stroke–a step in the right direction. 1-800-AHA-USA-1 Importance Endovascular thrombectomy with second-generation devices is beneficial for patients with ischemic stroke due to intracranial large-vessel occlusions. In North America, the current and projected numbers of interventional neuroradiologists is considered adequate to supply the future need for acute stroke interventions51; however, such calculations are lacking for Europe and other parts of the world. B, Successful recanalization of the artery. Next, the results presented in this study are hypothetical and do not account for the costs and logistics involved in flipping a non-EVT center to an EVT-capable center, including the availability of neuro-trained interventionists, equipped angiography suites and technical support logistics. Model A, Flipping model, utilized a greedy algorithm to capture the largest population with direct access when flipping (converting) up to 10%, a minimum of one hospital, and 20% non-EVT to EVT centers to maximize the access. The rates of ICH in both arms ranged from 0% to 7%. The major advantages of CT compared with MRI are that CT is widely available and a stroke imaging protocol that consists of noncontrast CT and CT angiography (CTA) can be executed in only a few minutes.7, Brain parenchymal imaging, preferably with noncontract CT or alternatively with MRI, should be used to diagnose intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) or stroke mimics like tumor, infection, and others, which preclude the use of IVT. The results of prospective studies showed high rates of favorable clinical outcomes at 3 months.26,27 The improved clinical outcome with flow-restoration devices is because of fast and effective clot removal and the possibility of temporarily restoring flow.23 Moreover, the use of stent retriever devices is associated with low rates of symptomatic ICH and low mortality rates. In summary, our results showed that for most of states, the bypass approach resulted in better direct access to EVT-capable centers. Model-B used bypassing methodology to directly transport patients to the nearest EVT centers if the drive-time difference from the geo-centroid to hospital was within 15 minutes from the geo-centroid to the closest non-EVT center. Mechanical recanalization with flow restoration in acute ischemic stroke: the ReFlow (mechanical recanalization with flow restoration in acute ischemic stroke) study. Employing a 15-minute bypass strategy provided direct access to 9.8 million, 50.4% of the population of the state of New York, an increase of 29.5% (Table 3; Figure 3B-2). Data sources Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, SciELO, LILACS, and clinical trial registries from inception to December 2015. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale assesses motor function in the limbs, level of consciousness, visual fields, dysarthria, and other signs. The approach to reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke, including the use of intravenous alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator or tPA), is reviewed elsewhere. Mechanical thrombectomy after intravenous alteplase versus alteplase alone after stroke (THRACE): a randomised controlled trial. The time window for IVT and EVT plays an important role in clinical outcome, as it was shown that their efficacy is time-dependent: in anterior circulation strokes, the impact of successful thrombectomy is greater in the first 3 to 4.5 hours after stroke compared with late recanalization after 5 to 8 hours.6 Although IVT is a treatment option ≤4.5 hours after stroke onset, additional or primary EVT can be performed within a more extended time window: in recent RCTs, only few patients who could not have groin puncture by 6 hours were included. Eligibility and predictors for acute revascularization procedures in a stroke center. Interhospital transfer before thrombectomy is associated with delayed treatment and worse outcome in the STRATIS Registry (Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated With Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke). The MR CLEAN trial randomized 500 patients, with 233 assigned to intra-arterial treatment plus usual care and 267 to usual care alone.13 Patients were eligible if they had proximal anterior circulation occlusions that could be intra-arterially treated within 6 hours of symptom onset. The American Heart Association is qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Drive times were calculated as time taken by an EMT vehicle to reach from the population geocentroid to the respective hospital. Illustrates the Results of Optimization Using Both Flipping and Bypass Methods Across All US States. Model-A used a greedy algorithm to capture the largest population with direct access when flipping 10% and 20% non-EVT to EVT-centers to maximize access. Bypass protocols also require efficient prehospital identification of patients with potential LVO with special training of EMS responders or wider implementation of mobile stroke units. For these cases, direct aspiration of the thrombus can be used as an alternative technique. Emergency medical services use by stroke patients: a population-based study. Selection of patients and anesthetic types for endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Endovascular thrombectomy for large vessel ischaemic stroke has been demonstrated in recent randomised trials to be one of the most powerful treatments in any field of medicine, with a number needed to treat of 5.1 patients to achieve an extra individual with independent functional outcome. There are 202 stroke centers in California, of which 74 are EVT capable, catering to a population of 37 253 956. Bypassing non-EVT centers resulted in additional coverage that ranged from 0.6% to 43.1% for all states (Table 2). A total of 1941 stroke centers were identified across the United States. 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