Neurointervention Technique Helps 60-Year-Old Overcome Partial #Paralysis

GURGAON: A 60 year-old man, who suffered an acute stroke leading to partial body paralysis, was saved by performing a neurointervention technique at a city hospital, hospital authorities said on Saturday. Rishi Sinha had a sudden onset of weakness last week and could not understand or speak anything. On being admitted to the Medanta Medicity hospital here, it was found that he had suffered an acute stroke leading to paralysis of the right side of the body. A immediate CT scan revealed that blockage of a blood vessel was causing damage to the brain. Noting that Sinha was taking blood-thinning medications for his previous cardiac surgery and a clot-busting drug could not be administered, the doctors felt that his best hope lay in opening the blood vessel as soon as possible. The doctors also conducted a specialised imaging, CT perfusion, a CT-based brain blood flow imaging to assess the possible benefits of opening the blood vessel.

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