Mobile Stroke Unit Market to Gain Considerably from Growing Incidence of Strokes Worldwide

800px-ambulance_lausanneThe ability of mobile stroke units to make every second count in the event of a medical emergency will be a strong driving force for the growth of the global mobile stroke unit (MSU) market globally, says Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new report. The integration of telemedicine with MSUs will also whet the interest of hospitals and healthcare establishments in MSUs.

A mobile stroke unit, as the term indicates, is a vehicle equipped with an imaging system such as a computed tomography system as well as a team of medics. A set up such as this helps bring CT imaging to the patient to ensure that treatment is not delayed in the event of a stroke. MSUs also provide thrombolysis in pre-hospital settings thanks to the presence of a multiple specialists on-board. However, when telemedicine is integrated into MSUs, the need for on-site medical experts can be reduced to a great extent. These factors have made MSUs an appealing option for several healthcare organizations and public healthcare entities. The rising number of strokes worldwide further substantiates the need for MSUs.

Introducing the Rising Trend of Mobile Stroke Unit:

From the geographical standpoint, spending on mobile stroke units is seen to be substantial in North America and Europe. These two regions have a better developed healthcare infrastructure than other regions such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. A growing incidence of strokes in the United States has led this market to be regarded as an important one for mobile stroke units. Government-backed initiatives for the timely diagnosis and treatment of stroke will go a long way in the growth of the MSUs market in the U.S.

In European countries as well, the public healthcare burden associated with stroke is increasing. The World Health Organization has identified stroke as among the leading causes of disability in Europe. This has compelled governments of various European nations to look at MSUs as a practical way to reduce death and disability resulting from stroke.

Although the demand for mobile stroke units is still low in developing countries in regions such as the MEA and APAC, this scenario is fast changing. The leading players in the global mobile stroke unit market are: NeuroLogica Corporation, Frazer Ltd., MEYTEC GmbH Informationssysteme, Falck A/S, and Excellance, Inc., among others.