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ESMINT is one of the project partners and is responsible for the Work Package “Dissemination, transfer, scientific data pooling and sharing”.

TENSION strives to compare the safety and effectiveness of endovascular thrombectomy as compared to best medical care alone in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke patients with extended stroke lesions defined by an Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) score of 3-5 and in an extended time window (up to 12 hours or unknown time of symptom onset).

Up to 714 subjects will be randomized. The primary endpoint will be functional outcome assessed by the modified Rankin scale at 90 days post-stroke (“mRS shift analysis”). By this, the study aims to provide innovative treatment to patients with severe stroke to reduce the individual and societal burden of death and dependency from a stroke.

> Read the ESMINT press release about TENSION (20 July 2018)

> More information (TENSION website)