State-of-the-art technology for treating stroke victims

Strokes generally happen suddenly and medical care is needed as quickly as possible. For some patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke intravenous administration of t-PA may not be enough. Another option for treating stroke is Endovascular Treatment.

Renown is the first hospital in the region that provides this state-of-the-art advanced treatment for stroke.

Endovascular means inside the blood vessels. This type of treatment is typically minimally invasive, meaning a physician looks at various parts of the body, including the brain, through the body’s major blood vessels instead of cutting open the specific area of the body.

Lifesaving catheter-based treatment called Endovascular Clot Removal is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, which uses tiny medical devices to try to remove the blood clot and restore blood flow in the case of an ischemic stroke. Through a procedure called Endovascular Coil Embolization, coils are placed to stop the bleeding in the case of a hemorrhagic stroke.