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Utilization of acute vascular imaging and neurointervention for acute ischaemic stroke patients in 20 Hungarian stroke centers

POZSEGOVITS Krisztián1, SZABÓ Géza1, SZUPERA Zoltán2, NAGY Péter3, NÉMETH László4, KONDÁKOR István5, TUSA Csaba5, BERENTE László6, SALACZ Pál7, VÉCSEI László8, SAS Katalin8, SEMJÉN Judit9, NIKL János10, SZAPÁRY László11, KAKUK Anikó12, RÓZSA Csilla13, HORVÁTH Melinda13, IMRE Piroska14, KÖVES Ágnes15, BALOGH István16, MOLNÁR Sándor17, FOLYOVICH András18, AL-MUHANNA Nadim18, BÉRES-MOLNÁR Katalin Anna18, HAHN Katalin19, KRISTÓF Piroska20, SZÁSZ Attila Sándor20, SZŰCS Anna21, BERECZKI Dániel22

NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Clinical Neuroscience - 2019;72(11-12)


Background - Acute mortality rate of stroke in Hungary is significantly higher than in Western Europe, which is likely to be partially attributable to suboptimal treatment. Subjects and methods - We examined the use of acute vascular imaging and mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke patients. We collected data on 20 consecutive patients from Hungarian stroke centres before 31st August 2016. Results - Out of the reported 410 patients, 166 (40.4%) underwent CT angiography and 44 (10.7%) had mechanical thrombectomy. Conclusion - Only about 1/3 of acute ischaemic stroke patients eligible for thrombectomy actually had it. The underlying reasons include long onset-to-door time, low utilization of acute vessel imaging and a limited neuro­intervention capacity needing improvement.


  1. Department of Neurology, Dr. Kenessey Albert Hospital, Balassagyarmat
  2. Szent Imre Teaching Hostpital, Department of Neurology, Budapest
  3. Felsô-Szabolcsi Hospital, Department of Neurology, Kisvárda
  4. Kanizsai Dorottya Hospital, Department of Neurology, Nagykanizsa
  5. Balassa János Teaching Hospital of Tolna County, Department of Neurology, Szekszárd
  6. Dr. Bugyi István Hospital of Csongrád County, Department of Neurology, Szentes
  7. Péterfy Sándor Utcai Hospital, Department of Neurology, Budapest
  8. University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Szeged
  9. Markhot Ferenc Teaching Hospital, Department of Neurology, Eger
  10. Szent Rafael Hospital of Zala County, Department of Neurology, Zalaegerszeg
  11. University of Pécs, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Pécs
  12. Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals, Department of Neurology, Mátészalka
  13. Jahn Ferenc Dél-pesti Hospital, Department of Neurology, Budapest
  14. Csolnoky Ferenc Hospital, Department of Neurology, Veszprém
  15. Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, Department of Neurology, Budapest
  16. Kiskunhalasi Semmelweis Hospital, Department of Neurology, Kiskunhalas
  17. Soproni Erzsébet Hospital, Department of Neurology, Sopron
  18. Szent János Hospital and Észak-budai United Hospitals, Department of Neurology, Budapest
  19. Markusovszky Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Department of Neurology, Szombathely
  20. Hetényi Géza Hospital of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, Department of Neurology, Szolnok
  21. National Institute of Clinical Neuurosciences, Budapest
  22. Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Budapest



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