Early thrombolysis is essential in treating ischemic strokes. The time window for
thrombolysis is limited to 4,5 hours after symptoms onset.
In the French region of Franche Comté, in order to reduce the thrombolytic delay, a
telemedicine network was developed between the neurovascular reference unit (NVU) localised
in the University Hospital of Besançon and the peripheral hospital centres. Patients may then
be transported to the NVU immediately after the thrombolysis initiation.
The aim of our study was to assess the relevance of a systematic medicalization of transfer
to the NVU of patients with stroke who were telethrombolyzed before.
It was a retrospective, monocentric and observational study conducted over 24 months, in