Mobile stroke units improve door-to-puncture time

Patients in the mobile stroke unit group received intra-arterial thrombectomy 10 minutes sooner, study shows

Mobile stroke units shorten time to intra-arterial thrombectomy for patients, compared with standard evaluation by paramedic services, new findings show.

Mobile stroke unit
Royal Melbourne Hospital's stroke vehicle.

The US study is the first to demonstrate improved door-to-puncture time in patients brought directly to the ED via mobile stroke units compared with emergency medical services, the researchers write in Stroke.

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