A 73 year old brain stroke patient got a new lease of life after he was treated successfully with mechanical thrombectomy procedure at Ivy Hospital, Mohali recently.
Sharing details during a press conference at a hotel here on Wednesday, Dr Vineet Saggar, Head of Neuro Interventional and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Ivy Hospital, who performed the procedure, said that the patient had suffered sudden onset of weakness while getting up from bed in the morning. Eventually he fell down and was taken to a local hospital in Yamunanagar.
The investigations revealed the blockage of the right internal carotid artery which supplies the majority of blood to the right side of the brain, said Dr Saggar.
He was referred to Ivy Hospital, Mohali and reached there in an unconscious state during the evening.
The patient was taken up for mechanical thrombectomy where the clot was removed directly from the vessel via Endovascular Neurosurgery without opening up vessels through devices passed from the groin, said Dr Saggar.
Dr Saggar informed that mechanical thrombectomy has the ability to change the outcome and course of such patients. The patients can be mobile within days of the procedure.
Dr Saggar also informed that brain stroke patients can also be treated with this endovascular neurosurgical procedure. If a patient suffering from stroke can be brought into the hospital within 4-5 hours of stroke, the stroke-affected area can be opened by mechanical thrombectomy and the life of patients can be saved.
Meanwhile Dr Saggar has been treating patients of ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke (aneurysms via coiling) for the past 5 years at Ivy Hospital via endovascular means successfully.