As with any medical specialty, the field of neurology continually pursues new technologies with the goal of providing more advanced treatment choices to a broader patient population.
NeuroIntervention, treatment of neurological disorders from within the blood vessels or endovascularly, has recently emerged as an area of neurological expertise – offering new hope to patients who had been told previously that they had no further treatment options.
Overall, strokes can be divided into two main types.
The first type, known as a hemorrhagic stroke, happens when an artery in the brain bleeds. This kind of stroke may be caused by an aneurysm (a bubble in the artery wall) that bursts or by a condition called arterial venous malformation, a tangle of abnormal blood vessels in the brain that may bleed due to the fragility of the vessel structure.
The second and most common type of stroke, known as ischemic stroke, occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery that carries blood to the brain. Deprived of oxygen, brain cells die at a rate of two million cells per minute, increasing the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or leg – especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
- Over age 55
- African American
- Hyperlipidemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)
- Atrial fibrillation (abnormal and irregular heart rhythm that can alter the heart's electrical system, resulting in poor blood flow to the body, shortness of breath and weakness)
- Family history of stroke
Advances in the treatment of stroke have led to the advent of primary stroke centers, or hospitals where a group of medical professionals who specialize in stroke, work together to diagnose, treat, and provide early rehabilitation to stroke patients.
In stroke treatment, the rule of thumb is “Time is brain"! The faster treatment can be initiated, the better the chance of a successful outcome. Current FDA-approved therapies include clot-busting medications (t-PA) that can be administered intravenously (through a needle in the arm) within three hours, and sometimes up to 4.5 hrs, of symptom onset, as well as certain devices that can break up or remove the clot when applied within six hours of symptom onset.
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