CTA confirms the existence of a large vessel occlusion, allows localization of the occluded vessel, and may facilitate the intervention by obviating the need for cerebral angiography of nontarget vessels. © American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. However, some states indeed demonstrated better access by flipping. However, its use has been limited by several factors like the narrow time window after stroke onset and the only moderate recanalization rate especially in the proximal arteries.2 As a result, the implementation of IVT has been low internationally.3–5 Recently, a series of well-designed and well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCT) concluded convincingly that endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) improves dramatically the outcomes of eligible patients. National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale scores range between 0 (no neurologic deficit) and 42, the maximum value. A total of 1941 stroke centers were identified across the United States. Among this population, 61 million (19.8%) have direct access to EVT within 15 minutes. The population direct access coverage similarly varied but was still overall suboptimal. Recently, the DAWN trial (DWI or CTP Assessment With Clinical Mismatch in the Triage of Wake-Up and Late Presenting Strokes Undergoing Neurointervention With Trevo)6 and DEFUSE 3 trial (Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for Ischemic Stroke)7 extended thrombectomy efficacy and safety up to 24 hours from LKW in selected patients. A randomized trial of intraarterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Table 2. A, High Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ie, minimal ischemic damage). Figure 3A and 3B represent the EVT coverage optimization using both flipping and bypass models in 4 example states. 1-800-AHA-USA-1 This site uses cookies. 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. © American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale assesses motor function in the limbs, level of consciousness, visual fields, dysarthria, and other signs. Mechanical embolectomy for large vessel ischemic strokes: a cardiologist’s experience. 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. 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. The microwire and the microcatheter are removed. Emergency medical services use by stroke patients: a population-based study. Nationwide, the current direct access within 15 minutes of 19.8% increased by 7.5% by flipping the top 10% non-EVT to EVT-capable in all states. Although the technical aspects of EVT may be readily learned,54,55 the overall approach in acute stroke management necessitates good knowledge of cerebrovascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, management of potential complications, and the overall acute stroke management pathway. The population data were obtained from US Census 2010 and may not accurately represent the current population distribution and locations of the population centers. However, providing EVT presents major challenges in many health care … Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in acute ischemic stroke. Stroke vision, aphasia, neglect (VAN) assessment-a novel emergent large vessel occlusion screening tool: pilot study and comparison with current clinical severity indices. Trends in thrombolytic use for ischemic stroke in the United States. C and D, Thrombus material within the aspiration tube (arrows). 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). The closest stroke center and the closest EVT center were identified based on the shortest distance using the geographic information system. For >20 years, the only proven causal treatment of acute ischemic stroke has been the intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), that is, administration of alteplase, a recombinant tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator). Of 1941 stroke-centers, 713 (37%) were EVT. A, Occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery (arrow). Focusing on the 4 large example states, flipping resulted in ≈7% to 14% increase in direct access to an EVT-capable center within 15 minutes while bypassing resulted in additional coverage ranging between 19% and 28%. A total of 152 stroke centers in Texas were identified, 65 of which are recognized as EVT capable, and 87 as non-EVT hospitals. For these cases, direct aspiration of the thrombus can be used as an alternative technique. Recanalization of large intracranial vessels using the penumbra system: a single-center experience. Safety and efficacy of thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke (REVASCAT): 1-year follow-up of a randomised open-label trial. However, in many patients, information on the beginning of symptoms is not available. Patients can be divided into those with wake-up stroke and daytime-unwitnessed stroke. Although these 2 acute stroke care structures differ in several aspects, perhaps the most striking difference is the routine availability of EVT.44,45, There are 2 options for the patient transfer protocol in the acute stroke setting: in the first, a patient who is triaged as potentially EVT eligible is transferred directly to a Comprehensive Stroke Center/Stroke Center where EVT could be offered if indeed eligible. Recent studies, including 1 randomized trial, showed that the primary aspiration technique is a safe and effective EVT method with clinical results comparable to those of the stent retriever devices.29,30 The main advantages of aspiration technique are the fast procedure time and the high rate of favorable clinical outcome. All these RCTs reported an increased rate of successful recanalization, which was defined as a TICI grade of 2b or 3 and varied between 59% and 88%. In the state of New York, 105 stroke centers provide stroke care to 19 378 102 individuals, 34 of which are designated as EVT-capable centers. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.028850, National Center However, bypass showed more potential for maximizing direct EVT-access. Clinical experience has reported situations that are resistant to stent retriever recanalization attempts. In a pooled meta-analysis of individual patients’ data from 5 randomized clinical trials assessing thrombectomy efficacy and safety, transfer to EVT capable center was associated with treatment-delay of 95 minutes (time from LKW to procedure: transfer: 260 [215–310] minutes versus direct: 165 [25–226] minutes; P<0.001).8 In an another analysis of a prospective registry, Froehler et al9 found that transfer to an EVT-capable hospital resulted in a median delay of 109.5 minutes of time from LKW to procedure and decreased rates of functional independence (direct: 60% versus transfers: 52%, unadjusted OR, 1.38 [95% CI, 1.06–1.79]; P=0.02). Flipping 10% of the hospitals resulted in about 7% gain nationwide with similar results across the states. Routine use of endovascular thrombectomy to treat selected acute ischemic stroke patients is a new-enough paradigm that until now few reports have come out … Case 39: Hemorrhagic Transformation After Endovascular Stroke Therapy Case 40: Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Case 41: Endovascular Thrombectomy for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke Section VII: Stroke Mimics and Rare Causes Case 42: Hemiplegic Migraine Case 43: Intra-Arterial Contrast Injection During CT Angiogram †In states where bypass model using 15 min threshold did not identify any population center that would benefit from bypassing, no results were reported. Optimization methodologies that increase EVT centers or bypass non-EVT centers to the closest EVT center both showed enhanced access. Diagnosis and treatment of patients with stroke in a mobile stroke unit versus in hospital: a randomised controlled trial. Endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) is an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke with or without intravenous alteplase. Recommendations for the establishment of primary stroke centers. Dallas, TX 75231 ASPECTS and other neuroimaging scores in the triage and prediction of outcome in acute stroke patients. American National Standards Institute/Federal Information Processing Standards codes for uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agencies are used to calculate the access to a given area, which may vary significantly in size and population distribution and density. The relative effect of flipping versus bypass on patient outcomes needs further study and needs to be factored in to any regional triage strategy. This represents a growth of 24% from MedPAR data from 2015, which identified 577 EVT capable hospitals. Additionally, obtaining a ground or air ambulance unit for the secondary transfer, particularly if IV tPA has been given, is a challenge to efficient transfer in resource poor regions, including rural areas. anticoagulant in cardioembolic stroke, intravenous rt-PA giving within 4.5 hours, caring stroke patient in stroke unit, decompressive wide craniectomy in middle cerebral artery infarction, and the last new evidence of mechanical thrombectomy or endovascular treatment. 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. BP-TARGET (Blood pressure target in acute stroke to reduce Haemorrhage after endovascular therapy) is a randomized, multicentre study comparing standard management of systolic blood pressure (SBP) per international recommendations (SBP < 185 mmHg) vs. intensive blood pressure management with SBP <130 mmHg in 320 patients. E, Successful recanalization after primary aspiration technique with Penumbra ACE catheter (Penumbra Inc). The catheter is then retrieved with constant negative pressure to avoid loss of thrombus. Important features of the patient’s presentation that bear on EVT decisions include the time of presentation, the clinical status of the patient, and imaging characteristics. Establishing the first mobile stroke unit in the United States. Different strategies have been proposed to increase the access to thrombectomy. All funding goes to the institution. Eligibility and predictors for acute revascularization procedures in a stroke center. While some states do employ legislatively directed efforts to direct patients with potential LVO to the closest EVT facility, most of the current systems in stroke care are designed to provide IV thrombolysis at the earliest time point and transfer patients to the EVT capable center in the drip and ship model. Moreover, it may identify collateral circulation and clot length. National and state efforts should focus on identifying gaps and tailoring solutions to improve EVT access. We used 2 different methodologies to optimize EVT access and maximize the population coverage. Two million (15.3%) individuals have current direct access to EVT within 15 minutes, which increased to 2.8 million (21.9%) when the top 10% of non-EVT hospitals (5 hospitals) were converted to EVT capable hospitals, while optimization with 15-minute bypass resulted in direct access to 4.4 million, 34.6% of the population (Table 3; Figure 3A-4 and 3B-4). Among patients presenting directly to a thrombectomy-equipped center with a large-vessel ischemic stroke, going directly to the endovascular suite and forgoing initial IV thrombolytic therapy provides noninferior outcomes compared with the guideline-recommended approach of giving alteplase to eligible patients before the procedure, the DIRECT-MT trial shows. 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). Time to treatment with endovascular thrombectomy and outcomes from ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis. A direct aspiration, first pass technique (ADAPT) versus stent retrievers for acute stroke therapy: an observational comparative study. Drive times were calculated as time taken by an EMT vehicle to reach from the population geocentroid to the respective hospital. Endovascular thrombectomy is done in the radiology department. The treatment uses microcatheters (thin tubes visible under X-rays) which are inserted into the blood clot from the groin or the arm. Acute occlusion of the extracranial ICA segment resulting in ischemic stroke is different from other forms of acute occlusions of the cerebral vessels. Geographic access to acute stroke care in the United States. These results reflect a limited access to an effective treatment modality that would improve clinical outcomes in patients with large strokes and prevent potential devastating disability. 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). Noncontract computed tomography (CT) in patient with left middle cerebral artery occlusion. Author information: (1)Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Neurology, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke with perfusion-imaging selection. 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. 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%). This topic will review the use of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. Effect of conscious sedation vs general anesthesia on early neurological improvement among patients with ischemic stroke undergoing endovascular thrombectomy: a randomized clinical trial. Selection of patients and anesthetic types for endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The other authors report no conflicts. Papanagiotou P. Primary aspiration technique in endovascular stroke treatment. ASPECTS Study Group. Figure 4. American telemedicine association: telestroke guidelines. The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) is a systematic approach to detect early CT signs like the insular ribbon sign or obscuration of the lentiform nucleus13 (Figure 1). The approach to reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke, including the use of intravenous alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator or tPA), is reviewed elsewhere. Customer Service Demand-supply of neurointerventionalists for endovascular ischemic stroke therapy. European Stroke Organisation recommendations to establish a stroke unit and stroke center. 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. Only 4 states gained >10% additional coverage with this model. After a short period of time, the device is pulled back with continuous aspiration. Use, Temporal trends, and outcomes of endovascular therapy after interhospital transfer in the United States. It is also helpful to measure the extent of early ischemic changes within ischemic brain. EVT-access within 15 minutes is limited to less than one-fifth of the US population. Structuring a 24/7 stroke-ready EVT service carries a high cost for infrastructure and for trained and dedicated technical, nursing, and medical staff. Nationwide, the current direct access of 19.8% increased by 7.5%, approximately an additional 23 million people, to a new access of 27.3% by flipping the top 10% non-EVT hospitals to EVT-capable hospitals in all states (Table 3). Approximately 61 million (19.8%) Americans have direct EVT access within 15 minutes while 95 million (30.9%) within 30 minutes. 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A, Acute occlusion of the distal middle cerebral artery (arrow), (B) placement of an aspiration catheter on the occlusion site (arrow). The fact that, in all these RCTs, EVT carried similar bleeding risk and similar 90-day mortality rate compared with IVT alone demonstrates that EVT alone is a safe intervention, and any bleeding risk is associated with the IVT, which may precede. Optimization methodologies that increase EVT centers or bypass non-EVT to the closest EVT center both showed enhanced access. This may seem challenging to justify and maintain in areas with lower expected volumes of EVT-eligible patients. 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. We calculated bypass access at 20-, 25-, and 30-minute threshold as a sensitivity analysis, which demonstrated low yielding incremental gain over the EVT access coverage obtained using the 15-minute threshold, representing distribution of EVT capable centers closer to the densely populated areas. B, Hyperdense artery sign (white arrow). This also demonstrates that longer bypass times may not provide a significant incremental gain in coverage, which may be of consideration while identification of most appropriate optimization method for a given area or population. 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. If the 10% rule could not identify any hospital in a given state, 1 hospital was converted to an EVT-capable hospital and results were reported. Moreover, we attempted to optimize current direct EVT access in all states, with a focused assessment of 4 states, by deploying 2 optimization methodologies to maximize the endovascular coverage for the states’ population. 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. 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. Brain Attack Coalition. Strategies to improve current EVT accessibility are needed. Sensitivity analysis using cutoffs of 20-, 25-, and 30-minute bypass times was also performed to assess the potential additional gain beyond 15-minute bypass time. Figure 1. (See \"Approach to reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke\" and \"Intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke: Therapeutic use\".) Endovascular thrombectomy with stent retriever in 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 recent RCTs recruited mainly patients with moderate-to-severe stroke symptoms. Current direct EVT access in the United States is suboptimal under predominate EMS routing protocols. US stroke treating centers were identified using MedPAR data, with centers reporting International Classification of Diseases-10 CM codes for IV thrombolysis along with a diagnostic code for AIS. The number of centers performing thrombectomy has also subsequently increased.23 While proposing that 56% have ground coverage, the prior analysis assessed EVT access within 60 minutes, which is considered too long of an elapsed time for transferring patients with potential LVO AIS. C, Stent retriever with the extracted thrombus; (D) only a small infarction is seen in magnetic resonance imaging (white arrow). Endovascular thrombectomy with stent retriever in acute ischemic stroke. Randomized assessment of rapid endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke. Dr Martin-Schild is a member of Speakers Bureau for Genentech. †Bypass to the closest EVT center when drivetimes to EVT center does not exceed the drive time to non-EVT center by 15 min. Each of these approaches has advantages and disadvantages: transferring a patient directly to a Comprehensive Stroke Center/Stroke Center may allow the performance of EVT much earlier (≤129 minutes47), with obvious implications for the outcome of the patients given the time-dependent effect of EVT.8 On the contrary, a significant proportion of these patients may ultimately be ineligible for EVT and eligible only for IVT, a proportion that could reach ≤41% of all transfers.48 At a patient level, this would be actually translated into delayed initiation of IVT with obvious implications for the (lower) probability of benefit, whereas at a facility level, it would be translated into higher volumes of patients who could be otherwise treated in Primary Stroke Center/Stroke Units. Current 15- and 30-minute access were described nationwide and at state-level with emphasis on 4 states (TX, NY, CA, IL). Prior attempts at mapping access to stroke care were aimed at assessing simulated outcomes.24 Our study, however, focused on identifying and expanding current EVT access. The population census (US Census Bureau 201010) was used, and each state was divided into census tracts with its associated population, and then the population-weighted center point (centroid) of each tract was identified. This proportion exceeded 25% in around half of the states and topped 40% in about one quarter of the states. The study also proposed that 85% of the population has 60 minutes coverage by air transportation. Timely treatment and intervention can minimize long-term disability by salvaging the at-risk penumbra and, consequently, reducing the associated morbidity and mortality. Importantly, education to improve early detection and efficient secondary transfer of patients with LVO is necessary regardless of which combination of strategies are used to enhance direct access to EVT since a large proportion of patients with acute stroke will inevitably arrive via privately owned vehicles.20 Telestroke services can be proposed as a potential solution to expedite early treatment with tPA and transfer to EVT-capable centers.21. The HERMES meta-analysis (Highly Effective Reperfusion Evaluated in Multiple Endovascular Stroke Trials Collaboration) showed that EVT was beneficial also in this subgroup of patients.15. Strategies to bypass the non-EVT centers in favor of EVT-capable centers using various in-field LVO assessment algorithms have shown to have varied effect on patients’ over-triage, as well as on time taken to reach the EVT capable centers.27 This was not the focus of our analysis and may require further exploration. Based on these trials, the American Heart Association guidelines provided level 1A evidence for EVT for patients with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale scores of ≥6.11, However, there is a significant proportion of patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion who may present with mild stroke severity (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score <8). Patients with acute ischemic stroke from large-vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to undergo endovascular thrombectomy alone (thrombectomy-alone group) or endovascular … Most states gained between 6.7% and 15.8% of coverage. We do not report the characteristics of each center in terms of their coverage hours, number of procedures performed in a year, the quality of stroke care, or patient-level outcomes. Amartya sen and the organization of endovascular stroke treatment. 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). Two optimization models were utilized (Figure 1). 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. Endovascular therapy should be considered in patients with a clinical stroke who fulfill the following criteria: Age ≥ 18 years National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) ≥ 6 Have received intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA), alteplase (Activase) within 4.5 hours of onset of symptoms Endovascular thrombectomy with the aspiration technique in acute ischemic stroke. Still, the major obstacle to offering EVT to all our eligible patients seems to be not the availability but rather the distribution of the interventional neuroradiologists.52 Indeed, in the United States, most interventional neuroradiologists are concentrated at major medical centers in large cities, whereas nearly half the population resides in less-urban and more-rural areas where access to stroke centers capable to offer EVT is limited.53 How can this be addressed? 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. Suspected large vessel occlusion: should emergency medical services transport to the nearest primary stroke center or bypass to a comprehensive stroke center with endovascular capabilities? Figure 3. In such cases, further optimization using 20% threshold was not attempted. Several randomized clinical trials1–5 have proven thrombectomy efficacy and safety up to 6 hours from last known well (LKW) as compared with medical management only. Results showed a significant difference in outcome, with the intervention gro… The most recent effort to map EVT access in the US was done using data from almost 10 years ago before the successful thrombectomy trials were conducted.22 These thrombectomy trials resulted in a significant change in EVT indications, utilization, and the need for more accessibility. 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. *Drs Papanagiotou and Ntaios contributed equally to this work. Although the ASPECTS score was previously shown to be a strong predictor of functional outcome after IVT, it has now been shown prospectively and successfully to predict also the outcome after EVT: an independent meta-analysis showed that EVT improves outcomes both in patients with CT-based ASPECTS of 8 to 10 (ie, minimal ischemic damage) as well as of 5 to 7 (ie, moderate ischemic damage) (odds ratio 2.1 and 2.04, respectively, for modified Rankin Scale score 0–2 against best medical treatment).14 On the contrary, patients with a low ASPECTS of 0 to 4 showed no treatment benefit by EVT, suggesting that EVT has little or no efficacy in patients with large ischemic core.15 However, the interpretation of the ASPECTS is challenging and variable, even between stroke experts.16,17 Standardized and automated assessment of ischemic damage could be useful in future clinical practice.18. States for thrombolysis25 but not for EVT we did not perform modeling for a combined flipping bypass... 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