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Standards & Guidelines

Mechanical Thrombectomy (MT) guidelines are being updated by a multidisciplinary committee chaired by UKNG's Alex Mortimar.


UKNG members actively support and participate in ESMINT guidelines development.



ESO EMINT MT Guidelines

Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has become the cornerstone of acute ischemic stroke management in patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO). The aim of this guideline document is to assist physicians in their clinical decisions with regard to MT.

Final Thrombectomy Standards

Standards for providing safe acute ischaemic stroke thrombectomy services

Multi society training standard

Training Guidelines for Endovascular Ischemic Stroke Intervention:  An International multi-society consensus document.

INR Training charter UEMS

This document sets out standards for training in Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) in Europe.

Training Guidance for MT

Guidance for practitioners seeking training to participate in an acute ischaemic stroke thrombectomy service in the UK: a response to level-1 evidence of the benefit of mechanical thrombectomy for patients with acute ischaemic stroke and proven large  vessel occlusion.


Objective The Pragmatic Ischaemic Thrombectomy Evaluation (PISTE) trial was a multicentre, randomised, controlled clinical trial comparing intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) alone with IVT and adjunctive intra- arterial mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in patients who had acute ischaemic stroke with large artery occlusive anterior circulation stroke confirmed on CT angiography (CTA).