Using highly-detailed information derived from the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center’s advanced diagnostic capabilities, the multidisciplinary team of specialists in the Center works together to deliver the best treatment combination for each patient, including medical, interventional, and surgical therapies.
Center specialists often use intravenous and intra-arterial thrombolytic agents in the treatment of stroke. Medical treatment for stroke at the Center includes:
Intraoperative arteriography is used during many surgical procedures to confirm success before closure.
The state-of-the-art interventional neuroradiology suite at Brigham and Women’s Hospital includes several procedure rooms within the OR complex dedicated to neuro-interventional procedures. The suite’s novel, flat plate angiographic scanner provides lower radiation exposure and highquality, three-dimensional images that guide interventionalists Kai U. Frerichs, MD, and Darren Benjamin Orbach, MD, enabling them to perform advanced therapeutic procedures more easily and safely. These procedures include:
Medical Director Galen V. Henderson, MD, and Surgical Director William B. Gormley, MD, lead the dedicated, 20-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Neuroscience ICU includes:
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