Stroke is a leading cause of
death and disability globally.

We're on a mission to change that.

Mission Thrombectomy: Global Access for Stroke Treatment's mission is to accelerate global access for stroke treatment and care globally and increase public awareness of stroke symptoms. Mechanical Thrombectomy is an extremely effective standard-of-care procedure for large vessel occlusions or strokes caused by a blockage in the brain.

This intervention can prevent, and in many cases reverse, the terrible effects of this type of stroke in over 60% of patients if done by experts within 6-24 hours of stroke symptoms. However, as of today, less than 3% of stroke victims across the globe have access to this life saving treatment.

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Did You Know?

As of 2022 there are 7.8 billion people in the world! Of those...
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12.2 million people will have a stroke.

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The majority of those strokes will be an ischemic stroke (strokes that are caused by a clot).

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<3% of those ischemic strokes will be treated with mechanical thrombectomy.

You Can Help.

1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime, but not everyone has equal access to treatment.

Across the globe, only about 3% of eligible stroke patients can access stroke thrombectomy. There are 3 primary reasons why this life saving treatment isn’t available: low per capita gross national income (an indicator that access to care is limited), local Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) triage policies, and the lack of mechanical thrombectomy trained operators and/or centers
available.

As an advocacy committee of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN), a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to advance the fields of vascular and interventional neurosciences to improve patient outcomes, Mission Thrombectomy is here to change this.

When you donate to SVIN Mission Thrombectomy, you are helping bring stroke treatment to your neighbor, friend, or family member, no matter where they live. Together, we can close the gap by funding research, education, and advocacy campaigns to speed up the timeline of bringing treatment innovation to every country around the world.

CLOSE THE GAP

Timeline

2016

Propose Mission Thrombectomy to SVIN Board

2017

Creation of the MT2020 App

2018

Mechanical Thrombectomy Access Pilot Survey

2019

Formation of the Global Executive Committee (GEC) & SVIN MT2020+ Organizational Structure

2020

Release of the White Paper Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke: Building Stroke Thrombectomy Systems of Care in Your Region Why & How

2020

Research: Impact of Covid-19 on Mechanical Thrombectomy

  • Global Thrombectomy Status: Survey Analysis from 60+ countries
2020

First Regional Committees formed-29 by end of year (Active or In Process)

2021

Launched Regional Committee Road Map & Reporting Structure

  • 85 Regional Committees by end of year (Active or In Process)
2022
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy Access Score Research
  • Launch of Mechanical Thrombectomy Workshops
  • Increase activation of Regional Committees by 20%
  • Working on access/advocacy in over 100+ countries!
  • Mobile App based LVO workflow and outcomes study
2023
  • Launching tele observership
  • Global health partnerships: G4 Alliance, NCD Alliance
  • Thrombectomy Workshops: Indonesia, Mexico
  • Change MT2020+ to SVIN Mission Thrombectomy, as we strive to further accelerate access to stroke treatment worldwide

Mechanical Thrombectomy Across the Globe: Access Score & Regional Updates

  • Darker shades denote greater Mechanical Thrombectomy access
  • These countries have recent major updates