Clot Busting Drugs
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) is used to address ischemic strokes, those in which a clot has impeded blood flow to a portion of the brain. tPA is injected right into the spot of the clot, dissolving it and preventing cell damage to the brain by restoring oxygen flow. tPA works best when put to work at the first notice of symptoms.
Neurointerventionalists perform minimally invasive procedures by inserting tiny, flexible tubes (catheters) into blood vessels leading to the brain. These procedures include balloon and stent assisted coil embolization of brain aneurysms, mechanical clot removal (thrombectomy) to restore cerebral blood flow, and other procedures. Usually, the incisions are smaller, there is less pain for the patient and the hospital stay is shorter.
Brain Bleed Treatments
When arteries in the brain leak blood or rupture you are facing a hemorrhagic stroke. Treating a bleed in the brain requires the detailed care and expertise of the operator. At Kettering Health Network, our neurointernventionalists provide the most advanced care including aneurysm clipping and coil embolization.