A New Hope for Stroke Patients

Scientists and researchers studying strokes are giving the world some great and hopeful news. Their recent studies performed with brain stents have shown results that have surpassed their expectations in the best way possible. This will open up a brand new possibility and uncharted new territory in hopes of completely minimizing the lasting effects that stroke has on its sufferers.

The American Stroke Association held a conference in Nashville, TN this past Wednesday to announce that a major advancement in Stroke care has been achieved by parallel studies. What they have been able to determine is that similar to the procedures that have been proven effective for obstructed heart arteries, applying a similar technique in the brain can clear any blood clots that can pose as serious threats of rendering a stroke patient disabled. By performing this procedure, these researchers have been able to reduce sizably the risk of any adverse long lasting effect after a suffering a stroke.

Stroke patients, after having suffered the condition often become disabled and need to be taken care of. Their lives are dramatically affected as they become in need to make adjustments to their every day life.

The results that created this enthusiasm by stroke care specialists and researchers were that patients that underwent this treatment were in a vast majority able to be alive and independent just three months after having their strokes. The success this treatment had was so abundant that three of the studies were stopped early, to allow other patients to receive this treatment with positive if not equal results.

The impact this advancement has obtained can lead to a widespread shift in the way stroke care is approached and addressed. This treatment will need to go through the regular process to be made extensively accessible to the general public.

What a brain stent does is compress the blood clot in the brain, in order to trap it, and then make it easy for it to be naturally removed by the body’s blood flow. This concept is not a radically new one as it was considered as a potential way to remove the clot but it wasn’t for sure the positive effects that this procedure could have afterwards. The researches that looked to study the effects of this process came back all with almost unanimous positive results , and most importantly the patients who submitted themselves to the study all showed no signs of any sort of brain damage on CT scans.

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