Endovascular Thrombectomy

Endovascular Thrombectomy

At Atlantic Brain and Spine, we’re dedicated to providing innovative solutions for stroke treatment. Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) is a groundbreaking procedure that offers hope and healing to those affected by ischemic strokes. Let’s explore how EVT works and how it can make a difference in stroke recovery.

What is Endovascular Thrombectomy?

Endovascular Thrombectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove blood clots from arteries in the brain during an ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes occur when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain, leading to tissue damage and neurological deficits. EVT is performed to restore blood flow quickly and minimize brain damage.

How Does Endovascular Thrombectomy Work?

During an EVT procedure, our experienced interventional neuroradiologists insert a catheter into an artery, typically in the groin, and navigate it through the blood vessels to reach the site of the clot in the brain. Advanced imaging techniques guide the catheter to precisely target the clot. Once the catheter reaches the clot, specialized devices such as stent retrievers or aspiration catheters are used to remove the obstruction, restoring blood flow to the affected area of the brain.

Benefits of Endovascular Thrombectomy

  • Improved Outcomes: EVT has been shown to significantly improve outcomes for patients experiencing an ischemic stroke, reducing disability and improving long-term prognosis.
  • Faster Recovery: By quickly restoring blood flow to the brain, EVT can minimize brain damage and promote faster recovery compared to traditional treatments.
  • Extended Treatment Window: With advancements in imaging technology and patient selection criteria, EVT can now be performed within an extended time window, allowing more patients to benefit from this life-saving procedure.
  • Minimally Invasive: EVT is performed through small incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery.

Our neurovascular team specializes in performing EVT procedures, with extensive experience and expertise in the field of stroke intervention. We are equipped with the latest technology and imaging tools to support EVT procedures and ensure optimal outcomes for our patients. We provide comprehensive care and support to guide patients through every step of their stroke treatment journey from pre-operative evaluation to post-procedure rehabilitation.

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