In 2015, five successful randomized controlled trials proved that Mechanical Thrombectomy, when offered within 6 hours of stroke onset, substantially improves outcomes in large vessel occlusion strokes. In 2017, two more trials quadrupled the time window of treatment up to 24 hours. Coinciding with increasing procedural volume, the last few years have witnessed a dramatic evolution of mechanical thrombectomy indication expansion, adoption of new imaging selection paradigms, testing of novel pre-hospital and intra-hospital triage protocols, newer and better thrombectomy devices, exploration of efficient thrombectomy techniques, and a large increase in education and training programs across the world. These rapid changes have led to heterogeneity in practice patterns and thrombectomy utilization. Understanding regional and national trends in delivery of stroke care especially mechanical thrombectomy is essential to understand and inform best practices and quality control.
Gravity Medical Technology, along with Mission Thrombectomy, plans to conduct a comprehensive first-of-it’s-kind in-person on-site dynamic survey of mechanical thrombectomy practice patterns and thrombectomy device and technique utilization across the 6 regions of Thailand. The survey will be available online and electronically at the Gravity’s booth at ATIN 2023. Additionally, the results of the survey will be preliminarily available at the concluding session of the conference and a completed manuscript will be submitted for peer review with Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology Journal at the end of the conference.
We invite all stakeholders to participate in the survey and help us generate valuable knowledge to improve stroke care in Thailand.