Delaying thrombectomy after ischemic stroke leads to long-term health, economic and societal burden

Takeaway

  • Any time delay to endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke reduces both quality-adjusted life years and economic benefits.

Why this matters

    Treatment delays following ischemic stroke reduce quality-adjusted life years and decrease its cost effectiveness. The findings support the implementation of healthcare policies to optimize pre-hospital triage and accelerate in-hospital workflow. This would improve endovascular thrombectomy outcomes for people who have suffered a stroke with large vessel occlusions.