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A multidisciplinary working group developed consensus-based recommendations and an algorithm for evaluation and treatment of acute stroke patients eligible for endovascular treatment (EVT) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They recommended that, although a COVID-19 diagnosis should not be considered a contraindication for EVT treatment, it may be avoided in unstable, severely critically ill patients, and that it also may be reasonable to modify current EVT protocols and patient selection while ensuring staff safety during these periods of resource limitations. The experts present a simplified decision and treatment algorithm.
These are valuable, well thought–out practice guidelines that may help many institutions review stroke care pathways to include care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
– Omar Iqbal Khan, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
As of this writing, the growing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has suspended international travel, has injected instability in global financial markets, and has led to widespread school and business closures.There are increased calls for social distancing, avoidance of unnecessary physical contacts/interactions, and even mandatory isolation in some countries. These restrictions are leading hospitals and healthcare systems to suspend elective procedures and limit staff interactions with patients to essential personnel only.
Endovascular Therapy for Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Proposed Algorithm
Stroke 2020 Jun 01;51(6)1902-1909, MS Smith, J Bonomo, WA Knight, CJ Prestigiacomo, CT Richards, E Ramser, O Adeoye, S Bertsch, P Shirani, A Vagal, CJ Fichtenbaum, A Housholder, P Khatri, DO Kleindorfer, JP Broderick, AW Grossman