This issue of Medical Connection focuses on the treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms and sleep apnea.
A new physician, trained in pediatric and endovascular neurosurgery, has joined our neurosurgery team to offer new and innovative treatments to help stroke and cerebrovascular patients.
Comprehensive stroke centers throughout the country, including Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, have doubled the “window of opportunity” -- from three to six hours – by administering intra-arterial thrombolytics.
Endovascular coil embolization offers certain patients a less invasive alternative for treatment of brain aneurysms.
Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield is certified as a Primary Stroke Center, the only one in central and northern Wisconsin.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is evolving to become one of the most common risk factors for several co-morbidities, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.