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Interventional Stroke Treatment

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Interventional Stroke Treatment

What is Interventional Stroke Treatment?

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
  • Thrombolysis
  • 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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Interventional Stroke Treatment:

There are no non-surgical alternatives to interventional stroke treatment. Surgical alternatives include using a merci clot retrieval device or a penumbra clot retrieval device.

Potential Complications from Interventional Stroke Treatment:

Possible risks of interventional stroke treatment include bleeding in the brain, coughing, vomiting and nausea. It is also possible for patients to experience internal bleeding or recurrence of stroke.

Prognosis after Interventional Stroke Treatment:

The prognosis for a positive end result following interventional stroke treatment is best when the procedure is performed within three hours after stroke symptoms begin.

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