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In addition to new medications and surgical techniques, Halifax Health is pioneering a number of new interventional neuroradiologic procedures to prevent stroke in patients with selected high-risk AVMs, aneurysms, and partially blocked arteries.
Halifax Health has the only Interventional neuroradiologists in the area and four Neuroradiologists on staff. Interventional neuroradiologic therapies are accomplished endovascularly through microcatheters inserted in the groin area and, under X-ray guidance, threaded through the blood vessels leading into the brain. Interventional neuroradiologists currently employ minimally invasive procedures to accomplish a wide variety of treatments including stroke treatment by delivering clot-busting drugs directly to the site of the blockage; aneurysm therapy by inserting platinum coils into the aneurysm bulge to prevent clotting and rupture; and spinal treatments by injecting cement into a fractured vertebra in order to reinforce the bone.
As compared to surgery, endovascular treatments often involve less risk and result in less pain and a faster recovery period.