Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s neuro-interventionalist team provides advanced treatment for ischemic strokes using a procedure known as mechanical thrombectomy, a technique that has revolutionized stroke care in the United States. An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood to portions of the brain, and nearly 87% of strokes are ischemic.
While not an option for all patients, mechanical thrombectomy – which can be used to treat even the most severe cases – uses a catheter to reach the blockage and then entangles the clot in a wire mesh stent for removal. Each patient’s recovery is individualized, but research clearly shows the procedure has positive results for one of every three patients if treated within 24 hours. This dramatically increases a patient’s chances of returning to his or her pre-stroke health following the procedure.
IRMC has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ and designation as a Primary Stroke Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission. The addition of our highly trained neuro-inverventionalists moves IRMC toward the goal of becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
For additional information regarding interventional neurology, call (772) 448-8600. To download patient forms, click here.
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