Mentice Neurovascular Thrombectomy applies state-of-the-art training methodology 1 and validated 2 performance metrics to provide a safe and effective training & assessment platform for improving, maintaining and assessing mechanical thrombectomy skills. Training initiatives for EMS and healthcare professionals; Building Thrombectomy Systems-of-Care in the community; Improving inter-hospital transfers for MT patients; The White paper’s long-term goal is the emergence and widespread availability of Mechanical Thrombectomy as the standard of care globally. One of the largest advantages to a mechanical thrombectomy procedure is that it has been proven safe in acute stroke patients within six hours of symptom onset. NHS Tayside developed a training programme in mechanical thrombectomy with support from the Scottish Government. Patient Testimonials. ASA guidelines (2018) stipulate that in order to qualify for mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever, an acute stroke patient should meet all of the following criteria: In a series of 52 patients with M2 occlusions, 30 were treated with retrievable stents. The Acute CT Angiography for Thrombectomy in Stroke (ACTATS) training tool has been developed in preparation for the launch of a Scotland-wide thrombectomy service. Mechanical thrombectomy with retrievable stents has been reported beyond the internal carotid artery (ICA) terminus and M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). To describe evolving practices in the provision of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) services across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic, the responses of and impact on MT teams, and the effects on training. Close. The solution is created with the purpose of assisting in a safe and effective rollout and expansion of the treatment of ischemic stroke using mechanical thrombectomy. Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is a very effective, but highly time dependent, reperfusion technique in the management of acute ischaemic stroke caused by large artery occlusion. Mechanical thrombectomy is a treatment for stroke that removes clots that block large blood vessels. Some patients may be candidates for this procedure using an angiogram or a catheterization and a device that grabs clots and removes them, to re-establish blood flow to the brain. Mechanical Thrombectomy. Fellowship Training. Key staff were trained by Professor Iris Grunwald, one of the UK’s leading stroke thrombectomy interventional neuroradiologists, using advanced simulation techniques. Creation of this tool was supported by educational development grants from Medtronic . MT is provided by 24 neuroscience centres (NSCs) in the UK which receive patients directly (‘mothership’) and via transfer from district general hospitals (DGHs), the ‘drip and ship’ pathway. The trial was conducted at 26 centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia; at least 40 mechanical thrombectomy procedures had been performed at each center annually. AIM.