Today's stroke care is rapid, precise and minimally invasive
Some patients who suffer strokes have a clot blocking the blood flow in a vessel in their brains. Quickly getting into the vessel, securing the clot and removing it can be life-saving, says a neurologist at Upstate Medical University. Hesham Masoud, MBBCh, said he has been fortunate to see patients go home from the hospital two days after such clot-retrieving procedures -- with no deficits. Masoud is a new member of the team of health professionals at Upstate's Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first in Central New York.