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.