Mechanical Thrombectomy to be Introduced by NHS for Certain Types of Stroke (BBC News / NHS England)


NHS England has announced plans for 8000 stroke patients per year to benefit from mechanical thrombectomy; a form of surgical treatment for acute ischaemic stroke which significantly improves survival and quality of life. This service will be introduced at 24 neuroscience centres nationally.​ The NHS and local authorities could potentially save millions of pounds annually as a result of reduced rehabilitation and long term care costs.

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‘I could have been paralysed’. London: BBC Health News, April 11th 2017.

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Stroke patients in England set to receive revolutionary new treatment. [Online]: NHS England, April 11th 2017.


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