Doctors at Artemis Agrim Institute of Neurosciences perform advanced treatment of mechanical thrombectomy to save the life of a 92-year-old man from Gurugram, who suffered a severe paralytic attack due to stroke. The timely intervention not only saved his life but the patient recovered to go back to his normal life.
The patient’s son who was returning from the US to visit his father saw him in an ailing condition with complete paralysis on the right side of the body, inability to speak or understand and rushed him to the emergency of the Hospital.
Doctors investigation including MRI and CT angiography revealed a stroke in the left side of the brain occluded by a large blood clot, which resulted in a complete lack of blood flow in the left side of the brain.
The Stroke team of the hospital quickly evaluated and decided to give him a clot-dissolving drug (TPA) by an injection in the arm. “The stroke intervention team angiogram in the neuro-interventional Cath lab confirmed the persistent blockage of the left-sided brain artery.
Doctors decided to do a procedure known as “mechanical thrombectomy, a procedure where, through the leg blood vessel a thin tube was taken into the brain into the area of the clot which was and a device known as stent retriever was deployed in the clot and it was taken out of the body, restoring the oxygen supply to the brain. This procedure helped in reviving the brain tissue which was not yet dead but wasn’t functioning because of lack of blood flow.
Since most of the brain tissue was saved from the damage, the patient started to make a recovery and his right-sided movements started to come back on a follow-up after a month patient could walk and do his day-to-day activities independently," said Dr Vipul Gupta, Chief of Neurointervention and Co-director of Stroke Unit at Artemis-Agrim Institute of Neurosciences.