Cost effectiveness of mechanical thrombectomy versus standard medical care for acute ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • For patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and anterior large vessel occlusion treated ≥6 hours after symptom onset, mechanical thrombectomy (MT) plus standard medical care (SMC) is cost effective in the USA when compared to SMC alone.

Why this matters

    Understanding cost effectiveness information for MT may expand patient access.