Many patients suffer from irregular beats, which in turn can make the blood prone to clot. This can lead to a stroke. Blood thinners are usually prescribed, and that’s where SMH Anticoagulation Clinics come in. Listen in to find more.
If you think you or a loved one may be having a stroke, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and ask them to take you to the nearest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Offering services beyond the scope of primary stroke centers, only Comprehensive Stroke Centers can offer the wider range of specialists and more advanced treatment options needed when standard therapies are not enough.
The technique of opening the artery in a blood clot (ischemic) in the brain turned is showing extremely positive results – since this past January. By inserting a small catheter into a vein, Dr. Case of Sarasota Memorial Hospital can remove the clot from the brain in certain cases.
When treating strokes, either blood clots (ischemic) or blood vessel rupture (hemorrhagic), time is the most important factor. CT scans, F.A.S.T. observations are among the tools used to evaluate the event.