Advanced treatment Mechanical Thrombectomy can save stroke patients’ lives
— 82-year-old woman suffering brain stroke and paralysis treated successfully via Mechanical Thrombectomy at Fortis Mohali
Bathinda, May 23, 2023: “In a relief for patients, who suffer acute brain stroke with paralysis of the body, can now have advanced treatment to save their lives only if they get required medical intervention in time. Mechanical Thrombectomy is regarded as the gold standard treatment for brain stroke patients and timely intervention within the golden hour can save them from life-long disability or death”, Dr Vivek Agarwal, Consultant, Neuro-intervention and Interventional Radiology, Fortis Mohali, said on the occasion of World Thrombectomy Day.
While talking to media, Dr Agarwal said that recently, 82 year old woman, who had suffered a brain stroke with paralysis of left side of her body, got second lease of life due to timely action by the Neuro-Intervention Team at Fortis Hospital Mohali. Medical attention within four hours saved her life as any delay could have proved fatal for the patient.
The most advanced treatment for stroke -Mechanical Thrombectomy was used to treat the patient, the doctors at Fortis hospital said, adding that mechanical thrombectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves inserting a catheter into the brain artery to remove the clot. This allows restoration of blood flow and saves a patient from disability or death by increasing treatment window for some brain stroke patients to up to 24 hours.
“The patient was rushed to Fortis Hospital Mohali on April 30 and medical examinations revealed acute stroke as the blood supply to her brain’s right side had been blocked. The team of doctors led by Dr Vivek Agarwal, Consultant, Neuro-intervention and Interventional Radiology, Fortis Mohali, immediately performed Mechanical Thrombectomy and removed the clot from her brain artery. Following good rehabilitation, her paralysis was treated and she was discharged in just four days after the procedure.
Elaborating on Fortis Mohali as a 24x7Stroke-ready Hospital,Dr Agarwal, said, “Stroke patients should reach the hospital as soon as possible as every second counts. Crucial time is wasted when patients reach healthcare facilities which are not well equipped with around the clock comprehensive stroke care facilities. Fortis Mohali is a 24x7Stroke-ready Hospital and equipped with a expert team and advanced technology.”