Neurologic

Neurologic

Stroke: A neurological condition occurring when the brain is starved of oxygen and nutrients resulting from the blockage of blood vessels supplying it (ischemic stroke). Strokes caused by blood clots can be treated by intra-arterial thrombolysis or by mechanical thrombectomy.

Carotid artery stenosis: A narrowing of the carotid artery supplying the brain which can lead to stroke and disability. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is an alternative to surgical endarterectomy (CEA) which may be performed in patients who have symptomatic carotid atherosclerotic disease but who are poor candidates for open surgery.

Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm results in catastrophic leakage of blood around the brain and sometimes into the brain. Interventional radiologists take tiny catheters to the ruptured aneurysm and block it with platinum coils, there by avoiding major brain surgery.