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SITS Database will be down for maintenance – limited access

Friday, December 15, 2017

SITS will be down for maintenance Friday 15th December, from 6.00 pm to 6.10 pm CET. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us on

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ESO-Angels Award Program and SITS-QR

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

We have received a question from several users about participation in the ESO-Angels Award Program and SITS-QR. The question was if one has to register all stroke patients in a centre, and the answer is Yes.

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SITS is an active partner in the ESO Stroke Quality Improvement Project

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ESO promotes the Stroke Quality Improvement Programme and supports the Angels initiative which has a mission to increase the number of patients treated in stroke ready hospitals and to optimise the quality of treatment in all existing strok…

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SITS (Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke) is a non-profit, research-driven, independent, international collaboration, with its base at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. SITS is an initiative by the medical profession to provide safe implementation of stroke treatment in routine clinical practice. SITS vision is to reduce the global burden of stroke; by improving the stroke outcome, preventing recurrent stroke and find the best treatments. This will help the authorities to monitor new treatments and set new guidelines. This will also increase the quality of life for stroke patients and save lives.

International network

SITS provides an international network  for stroke professionals. The network and the registry benefit all key participants. This includes patients, researchers, participating clinics, nations, regions, regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies. The network currently consists of over 3000 stroke professionals in over 70 countries. By being a member of the network you have access to internationally renowned researchers and have the opportunity to be part of high-impact studies. Also regional networks strengthen research within their region.


SITS offers a world-leading platform for high quality stroke data from over 170 000 patients in over 1600 stroke centres. The platform is an internet-based interactive stroke registry, which serves as a tool for structured data entry and is an instrument for centres to compare their own treatment results with national and global performance. The registry is free to use and has several interactive data entry forms such as  IV ThrombolysisThrombectomyAtrial fibrillation, and General stroke registry.


SITS studies have generated more than fifty publications in international peer reviewed journals over the last years and many of these are in high impact journals, e.g. the Lancet, the Lancet Neurology, BMJ, Ann Neurology, Neurology and Stroke. These publications have had an impact on clinical practice such as extending time window for iv thrombolysis and iv thrombolysis for elderly 80 years.


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Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2017

SITS International participated in Asia Pacific Stroke Conference in Nanjing, APSC 2017. The congress was scheduled for 26 – 28 October 2017

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5th Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Stroke Conference

SITS participated in the 5th Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Stroke Conference 19th-20th October in Cairo, Egypt

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SITS participated at the 9th Congress of the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT) in Nice, 7-9 September.

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SITS Global Network

The SITS Network extends over the whole globe, with centres situated on all continents across over 70 countries.

To see more information on where we are, please go to the Network page.

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