TriHealth On Call: Increasing the Chances for Lifesaving Stroke Treatment
A thrombectomy, a procedure during which doctors remove blood clots using a device threaded through a blood vessel, can save the life or decrease the risk of disability for a person who suffers a large-vessel stroke. New emergency treatment guidelines recently released by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association mean more Americans may be able to receive the procedure to restore critical blood flow to the brain. Andrew Ringer MD, Chief of Neurosciences with the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute, provides more detail about this life-saving procedure and the new treatment guidelines in this segment of TriHealth On Call.
Last Updated: February 20, 2018