Mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke: Consensus statement by ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update 2014/2015, supported by ESO, ESMINT, ESNR and EAN

Nils Wahlgren*, Tiago Moreira, Patrik Michel, Thorsten Steiner, Olav Jansen, Christophe Cognard, Heinrich P. Mattle, Wim van Zwam, Staffan Holmin, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jesper Petersson, Valeria Caso, Werner Hacke, Mikael Mazighi, Marcel Arnold, Urs Fischer, Istvan Szikora, Laurent Pierot, Jens Fiehler, Jan GrallaFranz Fazekas, Kennedy R. Lees

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The original version of this consensus statement on mechanical thrombectomy was approved at the European Stroke Organisation (ESO)-Karolinska Stroke Update conference in Stockholm, 16-18 November 2014. The statement has later, during 2015, been updated with new clinical trials data in accordance with a decision made at the conference. Revisions have been made at a face-to-face meeting during the ESO Winter School in Berne in February, through email exchanges and the final version has then been approved by each society. The recommendations are identical to the original version with evidence level upgraded by 20 February 2015 and confirmed by 15 May 2015. The purpose of the ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update meetings is to provide updates on recent stroke therapy research and to discuss how the results may be implemented into clinical routine. Selected topics are discussed at consensus sessions, for which a consensus statement is prepared and discussed by the participants at the meeting. The statements are advisory to the ESO guidelines committee. This consensus statement includes recommendations on mechanical thrombectomy after acute stroke. The statement is supported by ESO, European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT), European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), and European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-147
JournalInternational journal of stroke
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


  • Recommendations
  • Consensus statement
  • acute stroke therapy
  • mechanical thrombectomy
  • endovascular

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