Invited Review


, Volume 54, Issue 12, pp 1303-1312

First online:

Future trials of endovascular mechanical recanalisation therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients - A position paper endorsed by ESMINT and ESNR

Part II: methodology of future trials
  • Jens FiehlerAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf Email author 
  • , Michael SödermanAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, Karolinska University Hospital
  • , Francis TurjmanAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, Hôpital neurologique, Centre de Neurosciences Cognitives
  • , Philip M. WhiteAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, University of Edinburgh
  • , Søren Jacob BakkeAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, Oslo University Hospital
  • , Salvatore MangiaficoAffiliated withInterventional Neuroradiology Unit, University Hospital Careggi
  • , Rüdiger von KummerAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, University of Dresden
  • , Mario MutoAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, University of Naples
  • , Christophe CognardAffiliated withService de Neuroradiologie, Hôpital Purpan
    • , Jan GrallaAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, Inselspital Bern

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Based on current data and experience, the joint working group of the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT) and the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) make suggestions on trial design and conduct aimed to investigate therapeutic effects of mechanical thrombectomy (MT). We anticipate that this roadmap will facilitate the setting up and conduct of successful trials in close collaboration with our neighbouring disciplines.


Stroke Interventional neuroradiology Thrombectomy Thrombolysis