New technique for removing blood clots

A drug pumped straight into the brain is giving hope to stroke patients.

The procedure can remove blood clots the size of golf balls.

Surgeons cut a hole the size of a small coin in the patient’s skull. Then, a catheter is passed into the brain tissue and the drug is injected.

It’s designed for those who have had a bleeding stroke.

Researchers say the technique works on any sized clot, no matter how deep in the brain.

Filed in: Medical Watch, News

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