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Short door-in-door-out time of stroke patients in need of thrombectomy in a primary stroke centre

  • Markku Grönroos1
  • Ville Hällberg1
  • Tuukka Tomminen1
  • Ari Palomäki1,2

1Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ahvenistontie 20, FI-13530 Hämeenlinna, Finland

2Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, FI-33014 Tampere University, Finland

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.039 Vol.17,Issue 3,May 2021 pp.242-245

Submitted: 15 December 2020 Accepted: 19 January 2021

Published: 08 May 2021

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke)

*Corresponding Author(s): Markku Grönroos E-mail:


COVID-19 epidemic has had a negative effect on the resources of emergency departments. While the number of acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) patients eligible for reperfusion therapies has decreased in the emergency departments (EDs), times to thrombolytic and endovascular treatments of AIS patients have become longer. In this paper, we report an ultra-fast diagnostic protocol in the settings of AIS in the ED of a primary stroke centre. Experiences using case studies of three patients have also been provided. Patients treated in accordance with the protocol received primary diagnoses and endovascular treatment with door-in-door-out times of 15 to 21 minutes.


Acute ischemic stroke; Tissue plasminogen activator; Endovascular treatment; Door-in-door-out-time

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Markku Grönroos,Ville Hällberg,Tuukka Tomminen,Ari Palomäki. Short door-in-door-out time of stroke patients in need of thrombectomy in a primary stroke centre. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(3);242-245.


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