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.