Neurological Research Shows Treatment of Stroke Possible In 24 Hours

Publish Date : 2018-08-28

Doctors, on Sunday, referring to the new rules given about stroke treatment, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), said that the stroke treatment by carrying out mechanical thrombectomy to eliminate blood cluster from a corridor of vein, should now be possible even inside 24 hours after a patient endures stroke rather than inside six hours as indicated by previous rules.

Medical professionals  said that, however all patients probably won't fall under the guidelines for the stroke treatment procedure, no less than a few out of 10 patients could be given fruitful treatment if the patient visits the doctor in the six to 24-hour time span.

Mechanical thrombectomy is a generally new technique and was presented in Trichy just during present year. This technique is suggested more viable in treating extreme stroke occurrences contrasted with the standard methodology of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis.

During the 'Stroke Management and Hands on Training' at the Continued Medical Education (CME) arranged by the Kauvery Hospital, the specialists mentioned about this.

As per Dr. G Jos Jasper, course executive and leader of the bureau of Kauvery Brain and Spine Center, said that, “At first, the discernment was  patients, those endure stroke, ought to be dealt with inside two to four hours. Yet, the AHA/ASA rules have changed this origination and for selective patients, the mechanical thrombectomy should be possible inside 24 hours.”

The specialist also stated that, the procedure of mechanical thrombectomy is the most exceptional and successful system for treatment of patients, who endure stroke and this methodology done at the medical facility, has shown positive primary outcomes.

If considered on the basis of cost of procedure, cost of IV thrombolysis is in between Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 and that of mechanical thrombectomy is near about Rs 2.5 lakh.

"In mechanical thrombectomy, coagulation is eliminated utilizing the stent retriever. It is anything but an open medical procedure and the methodology could be possible in a period of 30 to 40 minutes and the healing time is additionally great. For carrying out this procedure, catheterization laboratory foundation is primary requirement," neurologist Dr. Fazal Ilahi told TOI talking about medical procedure of mechanical thrombectomy.