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STAR (Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry)

Welcome to the Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry (STAR)!

Endovascular treatment for stroke, brain aneurysms, and other cerebrovascular diseases have significantly improved over the past decade and is changing at a very high pace given advances in techniques, devices and expertise. The STAR registry serves as a multicenter initiative to track patient outcomes after stroke thrombectomy or endovascular aneurysm treatment using data from the real-world practice. The ultimate purpose is to optimize patient outcomes using large patient cohorts and compile knowledge and expertise in endovascular management of cerebrovascular diseases across the globe. The registry includes centers from the U.S. and globally to provide a data source for answering questions relevant to patient selection, effects of new interventions and techniques, and predictors of technical and clinical outcomes.

The STAR registry is hosted by the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, and collaborators across the country have access to the data by request analyses for pertinent questions. To date, STAR has enrolled more than 25 centers in the U.S. and globally with new centers enrolling as we move forward. The registry is currently maintained by Prof. Alejandro Spiotta and Dr. Ali Alawieh, both coordinating data management, research proposals and communications across sites. STAR is also curating patient outcomes after Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) treatment, an effort that is currently led by Dr. Robert M Starke at the University of Miami.

As STAR investigators, we would like to thank all stroke centers and clinical sites currently participating in STAR and welcome any new collaborations. Please explore this page to learn about STAR progress, publications, and news releases.

Alex Spiotta

Alejandro Spiotta, M.D.

Department of Neurosurgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, S.C., U.S.A.

Ali Alawieh

Ali Alawieh, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Neurosurgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine