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|About||SITS - Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke, is a non-profit, research-driven, independent, international collaboration.|
SITS started in 1996 as an initiative by participants in the European-Australian randomised stroke thrombolysis studies (ECASS).
But it was not until 2002 it was given a broader international role. European Union authorities then requested that all patients treated with thrombolysis should be registered in SITS for a period of three years.
Registration in SITS became a condition for approval of treatment with intravenous thrombolysis in the EU. Also in 2002, the European Medicines Agency (then EMEA, currently EMA) endorsed SITS as the registry for follow-up on thrombolysis treatment in acute ischemic stroke.
SITS has since then developed its services to enable follow-up of other evidence based treatments in acute stroke such as thrombectomy, as well as secondary prevention.
Today, over 150 000 patient files are included from over 70 countries on five continents, which makes SITS a world-leading stroke network.
More than 50 scientific reports have been published in international peer-reviewed journals based on data from SITS.