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Public Statement from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, Joint Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS and CNS, and Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
October 17, 2018 -  The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that it will abandon formal training and experience standards for physicians performing mechanical thrombectomy at Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs) and Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Centers (TSCs). Under the new standards, physicians performing thrombectomy do not need to be certified by the Society of Neurological Surgeons’ Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST), which includes equal multi-specialty representation from neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery,   More...
International neurointerventional societies outline new criteria for facilities that treat stroke
September 10, 2018 -   Fairfax, Va. - The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) today joined 12 other neurointerventional societies to release new guidelines outlining the criteria for Level 1, 2 and 3 stroke centers that provide acute ischemic stroke interventions (AISIs) to stroke patients. The standards are published in the September issue of the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.Acute ischemic stroke caused by emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) is the   More...