Experience from Today for the Stroke Care of the Future

Volume 4 Issue 1
Article Information

Abstract

Time is of the essence to prevent brain damage in the context of acute ischaemic stroke, yet most patients do not receive specialist care or early reperfusion therapy in the setting of acute ischaemic stroke. In order to increase the number of patients treated in stroke-ready hospitals and optimise the quality of treatment in all existing stroke centres, the ANGELS (Acute Networks Striving for Excellence in Stroke) Initiative was established in 2015. This article summarizes the experiences of different countries in stroke unit planning and quality monitoring presented at a symposium at the 4th European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) in May 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Key words: ischaemic stroke, ANGELS, stroke centres

Acknowledgements: The editorial assistance of Thistle Editorial, LLC in the preparation of this article is acknowledged with thanks.