Timely and optimal stroke care is crucial
For stroke patients, time is of the essence. Every minute saved can positively impact patient outcomes. That’s why it’s key to save time along the entire stroke pathway – from the onset of stroke to treatment and follow-up.
"At every step of the stroke chain, we try to be as fast as possible [...], to allow the patient to get its treatment as soon as possible of their onset, to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient."
Distance is a real challenge in Sweden’s southernmost stroke network. Travel time to the nearest hospital can vary drastically. To address this situation Skåne University Hospital and the 13 regional Primary Stroke Centers (PSC) have installed a spoke-and-hub system with a number of procedural adjustments intended to speed up the pathway and improve diagnosis, especially for patients eligible for thrombectomy at the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC)
Stroke patients tell their stories – about how fast care saved their lives
Did you know that nearly 60% of all new ischemic strokes happen in people younger than 70, and that 7% occur in people under 44?2 Watch the incredible stories of Stéphane, Zosia, Sebastian, and Gerald – and learn how fast response and treatment can make a difference to a good recovery.