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ICTUSnet builds a path towards a better knowledge of stroke care strategies. It aims to transform lives of stroke patients and to improve their life quality

About the project

ICTUSnet has the mission to create a network of collaboration between different regions of southern Europe formed by patients and professionals from different areas related to stroke and, at the same time, to create research infrastructures that incorporate innovative data analysis technologies to improve stroke care systems and subsequently reduce the impact of the disease on the population.

ICTUSnet will be developed by a consortium of 10 partners, gathering together healthcare and research institutions from public and private domain and coordinated by the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS). The consortium represents 6 regions of the Southwest of Europe (Aragon, Balearic Irelands, Catalonia, Navarra, Occitania and North of Portugal), covering a population of ca. 20 M people.
The project was awarded by Interreg Sudoe Programme, which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

  • 10

    European partners

  • 6

    SUDOE Regions

  • 33

    Associates partners

  • 20 M

    population

  • 1 M

    deaths in the EU each year

  • ~45

    billion €
    total cost of stroke in the EU

News

SVIN 2019 Annual Meeting

Focus on advances in stroke care worldwide

The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) is committed to improving stroke prevention strategies as well as expanding access to the most impactful and modern acute stroke treatments to patients worldwide. Stroke and interventional neurologists who are members of SVIN continue to work collaboratively with interventional neuro-radiologists and endovascular neurosurgeons to achieve better outcomes for stroke patients.

World Stroke Day 2019

Initiatives that make a difference: Inform – Prevent. World Stroke Day falls on the 29th of October each year. It has been marked as a day of global action and awareness of stroke and its burden on millions of people worldwide, directly or indirectly affected. It is also the perfect day to focus on campaigns that aim to have an impact by influencing policies towards a further improvement of the stroke care system. Many regions across Europe have joined the cause by organizing events to raise awareness on stroke. In Spain, informative events and initiatives took place in Catalonia, Community of Madrid, Seville, Navarra and Valencia.

Blog

Stroke care pathways at CHU de Montpellier

Multiple randomized controlled trials have recently proved the superiority of mechanical thrombectomy compared to the best medical therapy in patients with recent cerebral infarct and large vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation. There are 6 Stroke Units in the Occitanie-East region, formerly Languedoc-Roussillon. Only one of these units, the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) of the Montpellier hospital, has a centre of interventional neuroradiology (NRI) that can perform mechanical thrombectomy.

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