Stroke

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A stroke occurs when a brain artery is blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke), interrupting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain and damaging brain cells. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability. Treating it promptly is critical to saving brain cells and limiting long-term damage. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these stroke warning signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Sudden numbness, weakness (or paralysis) of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body

  • Sudden confusion, difficulty speaking, or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Loss of balance or coordination when combined with another warning sign
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Advanced Neurovascular Procedures


Interventional approaches:


  • Cerebral and spinal angiography
  • Acute stroke revascularization procedures (mechanical thrombectomy)
  • Brain aneurysm coil embolization
  • Stent-assisted coil embolization for complex aneurysms
  • Pipeline flow diversion
  • Intracranial angioplasty and stenting
  • Brain and spine arteriovenous malformation embolization
  • Dural arteriovenous fistula embolization
  • Carotid artery stenting with distal protection
  • Carotid and vertebral artery dissection revascularization
  • Balloon test occlusion and therapeutic vessel occlusion
  • Transarterial and/or transvenous embolization for carotid-cavernous fistulas
  • Pre-operative embolization of brain and spinal tumors
  • Pre-operative embolization of head and neck tumors
  • Embolization for refractory epistaxis (recurrent, severe nosebleeds)
  • Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery

Open microvascular neurosurgical procedures:


  • Microsurgical clipping of brain aneurysms
  • Microsurgical resection of brain arteriovenous malformations
  • Resection of cavernous malformations of the brain or spinal cord
  • Ligation of cranial or spinal arteriovenous fistulas
  • ECIC (extracranial to intracranial) direct bypass for Moya-Moya disease, complex aneurysms, and select complex tumors
  • EDAS (encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis) indirect bypass for Moya-Moya disease

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