Different Strokes For Different Folks
WHAT IS A STROKE?
Welcome to our guide on strokes, a medical emergency that can have severe consequences. A stroke occurs when the blood flow to a part of the brain is disrupted, either due to a blood clot or a bleed in the brain. Strokes can lead to serious brain damage or even death if not treated promptly.
The symptoms of a stroke can be sudden and varied, including weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, vision problems, severe headache, and loss of balance or coordination. If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention.
One of the main types of stroke, ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain. This type of stroke can now be treated with a procedure called mechanical thrombectomy. This treatment involves the use of a catheter, which is inserted through a small incision in the groin and threaded up to the site of the clot in the brain. The clot is then removed using a stent retriever device, which is designed to grab and remove the clot.
Mechanical thrombectomy has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for ischemic stroke, particularly when performed within the first few hours after symptoms begin. This procedure can significantly improve the chances of a full recovery and reduce the risk of long-term disability.
For patients who have experienced a hemorrhagic stroke, treatment may involve controlling bleeding and reducing pressure on the brain. Rehabilitation and lifestyle changes may also be necessary to manage the long-term effects of a stroke, such as physical therapy to regain movement and speech therapy to restore communication skills. It is also essential to manage risk factors for future strokes, such as high blood pressure, smoking, and high cholesterol.
At our medical facility, we provide prompt and comprehensive care for patients who have experienced a stroke. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support, including the latest treatments like mechanical thrombectomy, to help you or your loved ones recover from a stroke and prevent future ones.
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A Cerebral Angiogram is a minimally invasive procedure used by our doctors to image the blood flow of a patient in the brain. Our trained physicians insert a catheter through the femoral arteries and expertly guide it towards the brain using x-ray dye. From a cerebral Angiogram, our doctors can perceive aneurysms, hemorrhages, clots, and other vascular and cerebral blood flow issues.