Lower cost, better patient outcomes
Multiple single-center studies have shown the positive impact of DTAS on clinical outcomes with the result that many dedicated stroke centers have already adopted it. A large multi-center randomized clinical trial called WE-TRUST (Workflow Optimization to Reduce Time to Endovascular Reperfusion for Ultra-fast Stroke Treatment)  is currently running to confirm the patient benefit of DTAS.
Philips’ stroke portfolio includes solutions for stroke monitoring and communication in ambulances, tele-stroke patient assessment, diagnostic imaging and analysis, image-guided therapy, neurological monitoring and assessment, and more. Its image-guided stroke therapy solutions are based on the Philips Image Guided Therapy System – Azurion.
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 World Stroke Organization (WSO): Global Stroke Fact Sheet 2022 (https://www.world-stroke.org/assets/downloads/WSO_Global_Stroke_Fact_Sheet.pdf)
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 WE-TRUST. Workflow optimization to reduce time to endovascular reperfusion for ultra-fast stroke treatment, ClinicalTrials. gov, U.S. National Library of Medicine, identifier: NCT04701684. n.d. Available: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/ NCT04701684. The WE-TRUST study is sponsored by Philips.