Pediatric Thrombectomy: Design and Workflow Lessons from Two Experienced Centers

David C. Lauzier, Maria M. Galardi, Kristin P. Guilliams, Manu S. Goyal, Catherine Amlie-Lefond, Danial K. Hallam, Akash P. Kansagra

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Abstract

Endovascular thrombectomy has played a major role in advancing adult stroke care and may serve a similar role in pediatric stroke care. However, there is a need to develop better evidence and infrastructure for pediatric stroke care. In this work, we review 2 experienced pediatric endovascular thrombectomy programs and examine key design features in both care environments, including a formalized protocol and workflow, integration with an adult endovascular thrombectomy workflow, simplification and automation of workflow steps, pediatric adaptations of stroke imaging, advocacy of pediatric stroke care, and collaboration between providers, among others. These essential features transcend any single hospital environment and may provide an important foundation for other pediatric centers that aim to enhance the care of children with stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1511-1519
Number of pages9
JournalStroke
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • environment
  • hospitals
  • ischemic stroke
  • thrombectomy
  • workflow

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