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Real Science, Real Innovation: Hemorrhagic Stroke



In the blink of an eye, everything can change.  There are no warning signs to a blocked blood vessel, and the effects can be devastating.  A hemorrhagic stroke, or what is also called a ruptured brain aneurysm, occurs when the walls of blood vessels are weakened, resulting in a blood-filled bulge.  If left untreated, the aneurysm may rupture, causing a hemorrhagic stroke.  Immediate and specialized treatment is a key element to minimize the damage, and survival depends on the expertise and speed with which a patient is treated.

 

The Stroke Team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital knows that time is critical, which is why they have honed treatment down to the second.  They treat every stroke patient individually – no two aneurysms are the same, and each patient receives unique treatment based on their symptoms.  The specialized critical care unit assigns a team to each patient and supervises the progress to help improve overall outcome.  Our specialists treat hemorrhagic stroke patients with the most technologically advanced treatments available:

 

 

  • GDC, or Guglielmi detachable coil treatment, is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a small catheter to place the coil in the aneurysm to prevent further bleeding.
  • Stenting uses an imaging technique to guide a balloon-tipped catheter into the blocked artery or vein, where it then inflates to remove the blockage.

 

To find out more about the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Center, visit us online at  Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease or call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll-free 866-867-3627.\

Other topics in the Real Science, Real Innovation series:
November: Lung Cancer
December: Pancreatic Cancer
January: Stroke TPA Treatment
February: Heart Attack and STEMI
March: Colon Cancer
April: Atrial Fibrillation
May: Hemorrhagic Stroke
June: Breast Cancer
July: Leukemia
August: Stroke
September: Prostate Cancer
October: Neurosurgery

Signs of a "Brain Attack"

A stroke is also known as a "brain attack." Find out more about signs and symptoms in this "Innovate: Neuro" podcast from Sandy Solomon, RN, nurse coordinator with the stroke team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

 
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