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CLAHRC researchers demonstrate the value of intervention beyond the current recommended 6 hours
Ischaemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, occurring when a blood clot blocks an artery cutting blood flow to part of the brain. Stroke can lead to coma, severe disability and eventually death if not treated promptly.
Mechanical clot retrieval (thrombectomy) is an intervention to remove clots when the current medical treatment (thrombolysis) is not sufficient to dissolve them.
Current guidance from NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (see below) only supports this intervention within 6 hours from stroke onset.
The work demonstrates mechanical thrombectomy is cost-effective up to 24 hours from acute ischemic stroke symptom onset – we propose the NHS implements this intervention on the basis of improvement in the quality of life of patients as well as economic grounds.
Pizzo, E., Dumba, M., & Lobotesis, K. (2019). Cost-utility analysis of mechanical thrombectomy between 6 and 24 hours in acute ischemic stroke. International Journal of Stroke https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493019830587
NIHR CLAHRC North Thames conducts ground-breaking research that directly impacts the health of patients with long term conditions and the health of the public.