Perceived barriers to accessing endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke in the health care system of Mexico

20 Oct 2020 | International Journal of Stroke

There are 120 million inhabitants in Mexico and approximately 30 stroke neurologists with 16 trained in endovascular treatment. Throughout the entire country there are only three training centres training stroke and endovascular treatment (EVT) specialists. Access to EVT for acute ischemic stroke is a real challenge in Latin America, and Mexico, the world’s 5th biggest economy, is no exception.