During interventional stroke treatment, clot-dissolving agents are delivered from a catheter into a blood clot that is located in a large artery of the brain. This reduces damage caused by a stroke that has occurred as a result of lack of oxygen to the brain, and is most effective when performed within three hours after stroke symptoms begin.
Also Known As:
- Vascular surgery
- Intra-arterial stroke therapy
Conditions Treated with Interventional Stroke Treatment:
Interventional stroke treatment is utilized to treat a stroke that occurs due to lack of oxygen to the brain, also referred to as an ischemic stroke. It is used when symptoms associated with an ischemic stroke are noticed, such as confusion, dizziness, headache and sudden numbness on one side of the face.