Mobile stroke units improve door-to-puncture time

Patients in the mobile stroke unit group received intra-arterial thrombectomy 10 minutes sooner, study shows
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Mobile stroke unit
Royal Melbourne Hospital’s stroke vehicle.

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

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.