The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued updated guidelines for the emergency treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke, recommending endovascular treatment using small mechanical devices known as stent retrievers that grab and allow removal of large clots from a blocked artery in the brain.
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UHealth neurological surgeon Eric C. Peterson, M.D., became one of the first in the United States this spring to use a newly FDA approved stent for aneurysm repair. The patient, 19-year-old patient Jean Cine, who was experiencing headaches, nausea and deteriorating vision, was referred to Peterson, with a suspected brain tumor.